14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chennai
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 45 min
1
Galle
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h
2
Nilaveli
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Kalkudah
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
4
Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Tissamaharama
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Chennai

4
nights
Galle

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Escape the urban bustle at Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara and Narigama Beach. Visit Mihiripenna Beach and Ahungalla Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galle: Hikkaduwa (Scuba & Snorkeling & Community Tsunami Museum) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Bentota). Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stop by L. Wimalarathna Gems & Jewellery, stroll through Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, and don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Galle trip itinerary planner.

Chennai, India to Galle is an approximately 4- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly. In December in Galle, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nilaveli.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, Ahungalla Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach

2
nights
Nilaveli

Nilaveli ©
The coastal resort town of Nilaveli draws visitors with its beaches, dive spots, and seaside hotels.
On the 27th (Fri), stroll through Nilaveli Beach and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Trincomalee War Cemetery, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nilaveli day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Galle to Nilaveli in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Nilaveli

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Trincomalee
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple ©
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple

1
night
Kalkudah

Kalkudah ©
On the 29th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Passikudah Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kalkudah online route builder.

Traveling by car from Nilaveli to Kalkudah takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Passikudah Beach ©
Passikudah Beach

2
nights
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.
On the 30th (Mon), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then stroll through Elephant Transit Home (ETH). Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawalawe Trails.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Udawalawe National Park trip planner.

Drive from Kalkudah to Udawalawe National Park in 7 hours. December in Udawalawe National Park sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Udawalawa
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Safaris
Udawalawe Trails ©
Udawalawe Trails
Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bundala National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Visiting Tissa Wewa and Tangalle Lagoon will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tissamaharama: Kiri Vehera (in Kataragama), Mahapelessa Hot Springs (in Hambantota) and Kahandamodara Beach (in Kahandamodara). There's more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and don't miss a visit to Kirinda Viharaya.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tissamaharama trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Udawalawe National Park to Tissamaharama takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bundala National Park, Kiri Vehera, Mahapelessa Hot Springs, Tangalle Lagoon, Kahandamodara Beach
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Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Tissa Wewa ©
Tissa Wewa
Tangalle Lagoon ©
Tangalle Lagoon

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