15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Fly
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Galle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ella
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Arugam Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Kandy
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Dambulla
— 2 nights
Taxi to Habarana, Train to Colombo
6
Colombo
— 2 nights
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2
nights
Galle

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 2nd (Thu), relax in the rural setting at Nandana Tea Factory, look for gifts at Made In Ceylon, and then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Sinharaja Forest Reserve and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Galle tour planning site.

Rome, Italy to Galle is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Rome to Galle. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rome in September, with highs in Galle at 36°C and lows at 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Galle

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Galle Fort ©
World heritage site
Galle Fort
4.4
Sinharaja Forest Reserve ©
World heritage site
Sinharaja Forest Reserve
4.2

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, then pick up some new kitchen skills with Honey Bee Garden, then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and finally don't miss a visit to Nine Arches Bridge. On the next day, indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour, admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, and then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ella trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Galle to Ella takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
Honey Bee Garden ©
Must see
Honey Bee Garden
4.8

3
nights
Arugam Bay

Spend the 6th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Arugam Bay trip planner.

Drive from Ella to Arugam Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
Arugam Bay ©
Water Body
Arugam Bay
4.0
Pottuvil Lagoon ©
Water Body
Pottuvil Lagoon
4.1

3
nights
Kandy

Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kandy: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and See Lanka Travels (in Waikkal). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and admire all the interesting features of Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Arugam Bay to Kandy in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Dambulla

On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, then delve into the distant past at Sigiriya Fortress, and then explore the galleries of Pethikada.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dambulla trip maker app.

Getting from Kandy to Dambulla by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Sigiriya Fortress ©
Must see
Sigiriya Fortress
4.6
Pidurangala Rock ©
Landmark
Pidurangala Rock
4.8

2
nights
Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
On the 14th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Colombo National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then look for gifts at Lakarcade, and finally stroll around Galle Face Green.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Colombo tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Dambulla to Colombo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Highlights from your trip
Colombo National Museum ©
History Museum
Colombo National Museum
3.6

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