14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  17 h
1
Colombo
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  1 h
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Train:  6 h 30 min
3
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Rekawa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Hikkaduwa
— 6 nights
Taxi + Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Manchester

1
night
Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Muthurajawela Marsh. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Seema Malakaya Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Colombo road trip tool.

Manchester, UK to Colombo is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST) is 5.5 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Manchester in April, with highs in Colombo at 39°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Negombo
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Seema Malakaya Temple ©
Seema Malakaya Temple
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach

1
night
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery and then stroll the grounds of Kandy War Cemetery.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandy route maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Colombo to Kandy takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites
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Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery

1
night
Ella

Ella
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ella attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Ella takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Shopping

1
night
Udawalawe National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lakpura.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Udawalawe National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ella to Udawalawe National Park takes 2.5 hours. In April in Udawalawe National Park, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rekawa.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)
Lakpura ©
Lakpura

1
night
Rekawa

Rekawa ©
A small town with a laidback vibe squeezed between the ocean and the shores of a rich lagoon surrounded by mangroves, Rekawa draws visitors throughout the year with a pioneering turtle conservation project, the most notable tourist attraction in Rekawa.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Tangalle Lagoon.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rekawa tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Udawalawe National Park to Rekawa in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Rekawa are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Rekawa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Tangalle
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Medilla Beach ©
Medilla Beach
Tangalle Lagoon ©
Tangalle Lagoon
Amanwella Silent Beach ©
Amanwella Silent Beach

6
nights
Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
You'll get in some beach time at Narigama Beach and Ahungalla Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Kande Viharaya Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Hikkaduwa side-trips: Beruwala Beach (in Beruwala), Sinharaja Forest Reserve (in Galle) and Bentota (Bentota Beach & Bentota River). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Tsunami Photo Museum, don't miss a visit to Galagoda Shailatharama Viharaya, stroll through Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, and look for gifts at Tea Zone.

Make your Hikkaduwa itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Rekawa to Hikkaduwa in 2.5 hours. In April in Hikkaduwa, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bentota, Kosgoda, Beruwala Beach, Tsunami Photo Museum, Galagoda Shailatharama Viharaya
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Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

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