16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: London
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h
2
Dambulla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Kandy
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Tissamaharama
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Ohiya
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: London

2
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple and Borella All Saints Church are in your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mount Lavinia Beach and Negombo Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to DIANA Souvenirs (in Negombo) and Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa (in Hikkaduwa). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Colombo National Museum, walk around Galle Face Green, and explore the historical opulence of National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Colombo tour itinerary app.

London, UK to Colombo is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from London to Colombo, you'll lose 5.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in Colombo hover around 38°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Negombo, Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa
Highlights from your plan
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum

2
nights
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): pick up some local products at Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre, explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then catch a live event at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dambulla road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Colombo to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Minneriya National Park
Highlights from your plan
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre ©
Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): examine the collection at National Railway Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, thenmake a trip to Royal Palace of Kandy, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Udawattekele Sanctuary, thenmake a trip to Kandy view point, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kandy route builder app.

Drive from Dambulla to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

National Railway Museum, 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
Unawatuna

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum and then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Unawatuna route maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Kandy to Unawatuna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mirissa, Galle Fort, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, Community Tsunami Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Bundala National Park. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kataragama Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Tissamaharama trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Unawatuna to Tissamaharama in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March in Tissamaharama, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ohiya.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kataragama Temple, Safaris, Bundala National Park
Highlights from your plan
Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Safaris
Kataragama Temple ©
Kataragama Temple

2
nights
Ohiya

Ohiya ©
Ohiya is a rural village located in Badulla District of Uva Province, Sri Lanka. Keep things going the next day: trek along Horton Plains Kalupahana Trail and then admire the sheer force of Baker's Falls.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Ohiya trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tissamaharama to Ohiya takes 3.5 hours. In March in Ohiya, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ohiya

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Warleigh Church, Baker's Falls
Highlights from your plan
Baker's Falls ©
Baker's Falls
Warleigh Church ©
Warleigh Church
Horton Plains Kalupahana Trail ©
Horton Plains Kalupahana Trail

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