14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Drive
1
Bentota
— 1 night
Drive
2
Mirissa
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
Fly to Kandy, Taxi to Kandy
4
Kandy
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Dambulla
— 3 nights
Taxi to Habarana, Train to Colombo

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night
Bentota

The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
On the 22nd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Protection Association, then kick back and relax at Bentota Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with Flying Lizard Diving. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Narigama Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Saffron Robes.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bentota road trip planning website.

Colombo to Bentota is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In November in Bentota, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Mirissa.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

4
nights
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Visit Galle Fort and Unawatuna Devol Devalaya for their historical value. Relax by the water at Mirissa Beach and Jungle Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Unawatuna (Unawatuna Beach, Made In Ceylon, &more) and Sinharaja Forest Reserve (in Galle). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Matara Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mirissa day trip tool.

Drive from Bentota to Mirissa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Mirissa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Mirissa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

1
night
Udawalawe National Park

One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Udawalawe National Park tour planner.

Getting from Mirissa to Udawalawe National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

4
nights
Kandy

Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Kandy Garrison Cemetery. Explore Kandy's surroundings by going to Elephant Freedom Project (in Kegalle), Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and See Lanka Travels (in Waikkal). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Royal Botanical Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at New Ranweli Spice Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandy online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Udawalawe National Park to Kandy takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

3
nights
Dambulla

On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Get some historical perspective at Golden Temple of Dambulla and Lankathilaka Image House. Get a sense of the local culture at Sigiriya Fortress and Dambulla Cave Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dambulla: Pidurangala Rock (in Sigiriya) and Polonnaruwa (in Polonnaruwa). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dambulla Royal Cave Temple and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dambulla road trip planning website.

Getting from Kandy to Dambulla by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sri Lanka travel guide

4.1
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.