15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly + taxi:  19​h
1
Kandy
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
3
Ella
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Arugam Bay
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Sigiriya
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  16​h
End: Copenhagen

2
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.
Explore Kandy's surroundings by going to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Ridi Viharaya (in Kurunegala). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kandy trip itinerary planner .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Kandy is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Copenhagen to Kandy, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Knuckles Forest Reserve, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Ridi Viharaya, Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

3
nights
Unawatuna

Venture out of the city with trips to Mirissa (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Mirissa Beach), Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa) and Bentota Beach (in Bentota).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Unawatuna road trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Unawatuna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Unawatuna sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Ella.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Galle, Mirissa, Bentota Beach, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery, Hikkaduwa Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ella: Nuwara Eliya (Kande-ela Reservoir, Mohini falls, & more) and The Nazareth Chapel of the Good Shepherd Convent (in Bandarawela). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden, take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, and hike along Nature Trail Ella.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ella trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Ella takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya, The Nazareth Chapel of the Good Shepherd Convent
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

2
nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): stop by Rice & Carry Bags Shop, explore the activities along Arugam Bay, then enjoy the sea views from Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudumbigala Monastery. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Magul Maha Viharaya, explore the ancient world of Sangamankandy Pilliyar Kovil, don't miss a visit to Muhudu Maha Vihara, then explore the activities along Pottuvil Lagoon, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Arugam Bay online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ella to Arugam Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Magul Maha Viharaya
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Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Pottuvil Lagoon ©
Pottuvil Lagoon
Muhudu Maha Vihara ©
Muhudu Maha Vihara

3
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 17th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, then take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Arugam Bay to Sigiriya in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Golden Temple of Dambulla, Minneriya National Park
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

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