18 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

18 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kandy
— 2 nights
2
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
3
Udawalawe National Park
— 3 nights
4
Tissamaharama
— 2 nights
5
Ohiya
— 3 nights
6
Dambulla
— 2 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Royal Palace of Kandy are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Udawattekele Sanctuary. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, take in the awesome beauty at Alagalla Mountain Range, and examine the collection at National Museum Kandy.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kandy trip itinerary site.

Vienna, Austria to Kandy is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Vienna to Kandy. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

3
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.
Visiting Mirissa Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to Jungle Beach and Narigama Beach. Take a break from Unawatuna with a short trip to Hikkaduwa Beach in Hikkaduwa, about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, stroll through Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, explore the galleries of Pilgrims Lounge Chrishtopher Handicraft and Paint Gallery, and stop by Stick No Bills Poster Gallery.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Unawatuna trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Kandy to Unawatuna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Unawatuna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Galle, Hikkaduwa, Mirissa, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa
Highlights from your plan
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

3
nights
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.
Visiting Udawalawe National Park and Elephant Transit Home (ETH) will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of Lakpura, admire the engineering at Udawalawe Dam, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawalawe Trails.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Udawalawe National Park journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Unawatuna to Udawalawe National Park takes 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Udawalawe National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Udawalawe Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lakpura ©
Lakpura
Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)
Udawalawe Trails ©
Udawalawe Trails

2
nights
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara, thenmake a trip to Tissa Dagoba, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Bundala National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tissamaharama online trip planner.

You can drive from Udawalawe National Park to Tissamaharama in 2 hours. In December in Tissamaharama, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ohiya.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bundala National Park
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara ©
Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara

3
nights
Ohiya

Ohiya ©
Ohiya is a rural village located in Badulla District of Uva Province, Sri Lanka. Escape the urban bustle at Horton Plains National Park and Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Gregory Lake and Kande-ela Reservoir. Take a break from Ohiya with a short trip to Ella Rock in Ella, about 1h 30 min away.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ohiya online trip maker.

Getting from Tissamaharama to Ohiya by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Ohiya

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya, Ella Rock, Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale
Highlights from your plan
Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake

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.
On the 27th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, thensee where the action happens at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, and then make a trip to Sigiriya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dambulla journey planning site.

You can drive from Ohiya to Dambulla in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Minneriya National Park
Highlights from your plan
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

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