14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  8 h
1
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Nuwara Eliya
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Galle
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h
4
Kandy
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
5
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, then make a trip to Sigiriya, and then see the interesting displays at Sigiriya Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Karu Arts & Crafts and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sigiriya road trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Sigiriya is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Karu Arts & Crafts
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Karu Arts & Crafts ©
Karu Arts & Crafts
Safaris

2
nights
Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Horton Plains National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Kande-ela Reservoir, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sita Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Gregory Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Xavier's Church, then stop by Mackwoods Tea Centre, and finally admire the sheer force of Ramboda Waterfall.

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Traveling by car from Sigiriya to Nuwara Eliya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Ramboda Waterfall
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Ramboda Waterfall ©
Ramboda Waterfall
Sita Temple ©
Sita Temple

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Bentota Beach. Head to Lak Gems & Jewellery and Saffron Robes Gallery and Studiofor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Galle: Mirissa Beach (in Mirissa), Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa) and Kowilawatta Temple (in Balapitiya). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Farm.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Galle trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Nuwara Eliya to Galle by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. December in Galle sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Bentota Beach, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

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.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Asgiriya Maha Viharaya will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Royal Botanical Gardens and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Step out of Kandy to go to Rajawella and see Victoria Golf & Country Resort, which is approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Knuckles Forest Reserve, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Sriya & Daya Curio Shop.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kandy trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Galle to Kandy takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Golf

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Royal Botanical Gardens, Victoria Golf & Country Resort
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

2
nights
Colombo

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Head to Pettah and Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinctfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Negombo Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Sea Turtle Protection Association in Bentota (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, look for gifts at Urban Island, and take in the exciting artwork at Ganeshism Studio Gallery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Colombo road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Kandy to Colombo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. December in Colombo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sea Turtle Protection Association, Negombo Beach
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Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct ©
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach

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