19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Colombo
1
Colombo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Hatton
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Kandy
— 2 nights
Train:  6 h 30 min
4
Ella
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
5
Unawatuna
— 10 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
End: Colombo

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

For more things to do, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Colombo trip maker.

If you are flying in from Russia, the closest major aiports are Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport and Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport. In February, daytime highs in Colombo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hatton.

Things to do in Colombo

Historic Sites Parks
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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

2
nights
Hatton

Hatton ©
Hatton is a town in the Nuwara Eliya District of Central Province, Sri Lanka governed by the Hatton-Dickoya Urban Council. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Galboda Falls, look for gifts at Mlesna Tea Castle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Warleigh Church.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hatton planner.

You can drive from Colombo to Hatton in 4 hours. On the 19th (Wed), you're off to Kandy.

Things to do in Hatton

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Galboda Falls, Mlesna Tea Castle, Warleigh Church
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Galboda Falls ©
Galboda Falls
Warleigh Church ©
Warleigh Church
Mlesna Tea Castle ©
Mlesna Tea Castle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and then make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kandy trip planner.

Drive from Hatton to Kandy in 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Fri) before leaving for Ella.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Kundasale, Royal Botanical Gardens
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Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at R. M. S Antique And Brassware and I Love Ceylon Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Little Adam's Peak and Ella Rock. Step out of Ella with an excursion to Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara in Tissamaharama--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Honey Bee Garden, snap pictures at Nine Arch Bridge, and make a trip to Demodara Loop.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ella trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kandy to Ella in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara ©
Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara

10
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dutch Reformed Church and Galle Fort. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ahungalla Beach and Narigama Beach. Explore Unawatuna's surroundings by going to Kosgoda (Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center & Kosgoda Turtle Care), Beruwala Beach (in Beruwala) and Hikkaduwa (Community Tsunami Museum & Hikkaduwa Beach).

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ella to Unawatuna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Unawatuna can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Galle, Hikkaduwa, Kosgoda, Ahungalla, Bentota
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Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach

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