15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Colombo
1
Colombo
— Few hours
taxi + train:  3​h 30​min
2
Kandy
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
3
Nuwara Eliya
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
4
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Kirinda
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Mirissa
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Koggala
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
9
Galle
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Colombo

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): look for gifts at Urban Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then stroll around Galle Face Green, then pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall, and finally view the masterpieces at Ganeshism Studio Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Colombo itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Czech Republic, the closest major airports are Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport and Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Ganeshism Studio Gallery ©
Ganeshism Studio Gallery
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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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 10th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then make a trip to Kandy view point, and finally don't miss a visit to Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kandy attractions planner .

Colombo to Kandy is an approximately 1-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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.
Keep things going the next day: stroll through Horton Plains National Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kande-ela Reservoir, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nuwara Eliya route builder website .

Drive from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake
Bluefield Tea Gardens ©
Bluefield Tea Gardens

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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.
On the 14th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock and then explore the world behind art at R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ella sightseeing planner .

Getting from Nuwara Eliya to Ella by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

1
night
Yala National Park

Yala National Park
One of the most popular national parks in the country, Yala National Park boasts a wide variety of animals, and does important work in conserving and growing populations.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yala National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ella to Yala National Park. In December in Yala National Park, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 15th (Sun), you're off toKirinda.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Tours Outdoors Nature

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night
Kirinda

Kirinda ©
On the 15th (Sun), make a trip to Kirinda Viharaya.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kirinda road trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yala National Park to Kirinda. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kirinda

Parks

Side Trip

Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port
Highlights from your plan
Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port ©
Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port

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nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Step out of Mirissa to go to Akuressa and see Nandana Tea Factory, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirissa Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Dress Palace, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mirissa, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kirinda to Mirissa in 3 hours. December in Mirissa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Koggala.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara, Nandana Tea Factory
Highlights from your plan
Nandana Tea Factory ©
Nandana Tea Factory
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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hours
Koggala

Koggala ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Koggala Lake, then stroll through Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery, and then stroll through Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Koggala road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Koggala takes an hour. In December in Koggala, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Galle.

Things to do in Koggala

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery ©
Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery
Koggala Lake ©
Koggala Lake
Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery ©
Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery

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nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 21st (Sat), stroll through Hikkaduwa Beach, stroll through Sea Turtle Farm, and then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Galle trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Koggala to Galle takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach

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