17 days in Sri Lanka & Holiday Itinerary

17 days in Sri Lanka & Holiday Itinerary

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17 days in Sri Lanka & Holiday Itinerary

Start: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Fly:  1 h
1
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
2
Mirissa, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
3
Ella, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
5
Negombo, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  28 h
6
Holiday, United States
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  29 h
End: Colombo, Sri Lanka

1
night
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
On the 18th (Tue), get lost in a book at Buddhist Publication Society, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asgiriya Maha Viharaya, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): stop by Earth Bound Creations Showroom, make a trip to Galmaduwa temple kandy, then don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, and finally browse for treasures at Sriya & Daya Curio Shop.

To find reviews and tourist information, read Kandy trip 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 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Mirissa, Sri Lanka

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, and then browse the different shops at Antic Gem and Jewellery Collection. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Mirissa Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Ella.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Galle
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

2
nights
Ella, Sri Lanka

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 22nd (Sat): make a trip to Nine Arch Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, then admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden, and finally learn more about the world around you at R. M. S Antique And Brassware. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, and then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ella trip maker app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Mirissa to Ella in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes

Side Trip

Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

2
nights
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

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 24th (Mon): make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then make a trip to Sigiriya. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sigiriya road trip tool .

You can drive from Ella to Sigiriya in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Negombo.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Negombo, Sri Lanka

Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then walk around Galle Face Green, and finally pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Negombo visit planning website .

Traveling by flight from Sigiriya to Negombo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February in Negombo, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Holiday.

Things to do in Negombo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Colombo
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach

5
nights
Holiday, United States

Holiday ©
Holiday is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pasco County, Florida, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Holiday: Tampa Bay Sporting Clays and Archery (in Land O Lakes), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Weeki Wachee) and Spring Hill (Crews Lake Wilderness Park, Nature Coast Botanical Gardens & Nursery, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Suncoast Center for Fine Scale Modeling, and walk around Key Vista Nature Park.

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Explore your travel options from Negombo to Holiday with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Negombo to Holiday. Traveling from Negombo in February, things will get slightly colder in Holiday: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Holiday

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Tarpon Springs, Spring Hill, Oldsmar, Tampa Bay Sporting Clays and Archery, Philippe Park
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Tampa Bay Sporting Clays and Archery ©
Tampa Bay Sporting Clays and Archery
Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks ©
Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks
Kayaking & Canoeing

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