19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mirissa
— 2 nights
2
Ella
— 3 nights
3
Tissamaharama
— 2 nights
4
Kandy
— 4 nights
5
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
6
Colombo
— 4 nights

2
nights
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Galle Fort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mirissa: Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa), Galle (Embark & Crestar) and Unawatuna (Jungle Beach & Japanese Peace Pagoda). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach and stop by LAZY.RIDE.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mirissa holiday planner.

Manama, Bahrain to Mirissa is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Manama to Mirissa, you'll lose 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manama in December, things will get a bit warmer in Mirissa: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Galle, Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach

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.
Attractions like Hakgala Botanic Gardens and Kande-ela Reservoir make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Ella: Dunhinda Falls (in Badulla) and Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale (in Haputale). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, and make a trip to Nine Arches Bridge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Ella trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Mirissa to Ella by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya, Dunhinda Falls, Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Hakgala Botanic Gardens ©
Hakgala Botanic Gardens
Kande-ela Reservoir ©
Kande-ela Reservoir

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 23rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara, thensee exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tissa Wewa. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Bundala National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tissamaharama day trip planner.

You can drive from Ella to Tissamaharama in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bundala National Park
Highlights from your plan
Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Safaris
Tissa Wewa ©
Tissa Wewa

4
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.
Explore Kandy's surroundings by going to Knuckles Mountain Range (in Matale) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Tissamaharama to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Knuckles Mountain Range, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

2
nights
Sigiriya

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 29th (Sat): Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, stop by Lanka Silks, thentake in the exciting artwork at Pethikada, and finally explore the ancient world of Sigiriya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sigiriya trip planner.

You can drive from Kandy to Sigiriya in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple and Galle Face Green. Explore Colombo's surroundings by going to Kalutara Beach (in Kalutara) and Negombo (Negombo Beach & St. Sebastian’s Church). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Lavinia Beach, make a trip to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, and walk around Viharamahadevi Park.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Colombo trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sigiriya to Colombo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In December in Colombo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Negombo, Kalutara Beach
Highlights from your plan
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Mount Lavinia Beach ©
Mount Lavinia Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

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