14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly + taxi:  16​h 15​min
1
Kandy
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h
2
Galle
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Tissamaharama
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h
4
Anuradhapura
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Bucharest

3
nights
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kandy Garrison Cemetery and World Buddhist Museum. Sigiriya and Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Kandy's surroundings by going to Golden Temple of Dambulla (in Dambulla), Dhilip De Alwis (in Habarana) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Royal Botanical Gardens, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and make a trip to Kandy view point.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy travel route website .

Bucharest, Romania to Kandy is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Bucharest to Kandy due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Dhilip De Alwis, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Sigiriya
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Visit Ahungalla Beach and Bentota Beach for some beach relaxation. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Galle Fort and Unawatuna Devol Devalaya. Change things up with these side-trips from Galle: Community Tsunami Museum (in Hikkaduwa) and Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and stop by Cara Jewellers.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Galle trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Galle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Galle can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Mirissa, Bentota Beach, Ahungalla Beach, Community Tsunami Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Tissamaharama

Tissamaharama ©
Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bundala National Park and Kataragama Temple. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Yala National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tissamaharama: Kiri Vehera (in Kataragama) and Ussangoda National Park (in Hambantota).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tissamaharama trip planner .

Traveling by car from Galle to Tissamaharama takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Tissamaharama sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kataragama, Ussangoda National Park, Yala National Park, Bundala National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kataragama Temple ©
Kataragama Temple
Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

3
nights
Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, then admire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Ritigala Forest Monastery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isurumuniya Temple.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Anuradhapura holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Tissamaharama to Anuradhapura in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Ritigala Forest Monastery ©
Ritigala Forest Monastery
Isurumuniya Temple ©
Isurumuniya Temple

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