15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Kandy
— 2 nights
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Unawatuna
— 3 nights
3
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
4
Ella
— 2 nights
5
Yala National Park
— 2 nights
6
Sigiriya
— 3 nights

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kandy: Pinnawala (Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium & Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage) and Dawson Tower (in Kadugannawa). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Raja Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip planner.

London, UK to Kandy is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5.5 hours traveling from London to Kandy. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pinnawala, Dawson Tower, Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

3
nights
Unawatuna

Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Change things up with these side-trips from Unawatuna: Kowilawatta Temple (in Balapitiya), Bentota (Bentota Beach & Sea Turtle Protection Association) and Hikkaduwa (Saffron Robes, Hikkaduwa Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, stroll through Mirissa Beach, contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, and look for gifts at Dress Palace.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Unawatuna trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Kandy to Unawatuna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Unawatuna are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Mirissa, Bentota, Kowilawatta Temple, Galle Fort
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

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 21st (Sun): stroll through Elephant Transit Home (ETH) and then explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Udawalawe National Park tour planner.

Drive from Unawatuna to Udawalawe National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In February in Udawalawe National Park, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)

2
nights
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 22nd (Mon): stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, and then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Ella trip planner.

Drive from Udawalawe National Park to Ella in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes

Side Trip

Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya
Highlights from your plan
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiri Vehera and then explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Okanda Devalaya.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yala National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ella to Yala National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kiri Vehera
Highlights from your plan
Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Kiri Vehera ©
Kiri Vehera
Okanda Devalaya ©
Okanda Devalaya

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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.
On the 26th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then don't miss a visit to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sigiriya online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Yala National Park to Sigiriya takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dambulla, Minneriya National Park, Dhilip De Alwis
Highlights from your plan
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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