19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kandy
— 2 nights
2
Galle
— 3 nights
3
Ella
— 2 nights
4
Nuwara Eliya
— 3 nights
5
Dambulla
— 2 nights
6
Colombo
— 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, take in the awesome beauty at Alagalla Mountain Range, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, and stroll through Udawattekele Sanctuary.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Kandy journey builder app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kandy is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Kandy. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galle: Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa), Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Sea Turtle Hatchery (in Ambalangoda). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, stop by Stick No Bills Poster Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bentota Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Galle online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Kandy to Galle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Galle sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa Beach, Sea Turtle Hatchery, Bentota Beach
Highlights from your plan
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Nine Arches Bridge, explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Ella Spice Garden, thentake some stellar pictures from Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale, thenadmire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, and finally look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ella trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Galle to Ella takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale
Highlights from your plan
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

3
nights
Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Nuwara Eliya is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Horton Plains National Park, explore the activities along Kande-ela Reservoir, make a trip to Pedro Tea Factory , and take in the dramatic scenery at Devon Falls.

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Traveling by car from Ella to Nuwara Eliya takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Hakgala Botanic Gardens ©
Hakgala Botanic Gardens
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): make a trip to Sigiriya, thenlook for gifts at Sigiriya Craft Village, and then don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, view the masterpieces at Pethikada, thenstop by Lanka Silks, and finally see where the action happens at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dambulla travel route planner.

Drive from Nuwara Eliya to Dambulla in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Sigiriya
Highlights from your plan
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colombo: Kalutara Beach (in Kalutara) and Negombo Beach (in Negombo). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, stop by Barefoot, make a trip to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, and walk around Viharamahadevi Park.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Colombo trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Dambulla to Colombo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Colombo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kalutara Beach, Negombo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara

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