20 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

20 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Colombo
— 2 nights
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Habarana
— 2 nights
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Kandy
— 1 night
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Nuwara Eliya
— 2 nights
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Ella
— 2 nights
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Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
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Mirissa
— 3 nights
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Unawatuna
— 3 nights
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Negombo
— 1 night

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Studio 4 as well as ON14 Rooftop Bar & Lounge. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get a taste of local nightlife at Studio 4. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Urban Island and then join in the after-dark buzz at ON14 Rooftop Bar & Lounge.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Colombo attractions planning website.

Larnaca, Cyprus to Colombo is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Larnaca to Colombo is 3.5 hours. Traveling from Larnaca in February, things will get much warmer in Colombo: highs are around 37°C and lows about 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Habarana.

Things to do in Colombo

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Urban Island
4.9

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Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get some fabulous bargains at Oakray Woodcarvings and then don't miss a visit to Sigiriya Fortress. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Polonnaruwa Vatadage and then explore the ancient world of Polonnaruwa.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Habarana tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Colombo to Habarana takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Wed) before leaving for Kandy.

Things to do in Habarana

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Must see
Sigiriya Fortress
4.6
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World heritage site
Polonnaruwa
4.4

1
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Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kandy online tour planner.

Getting from Habarana to Kandy by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Jayamali Batiks Studio
4.1
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Spa
Spas
3.3

2
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Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©

Little England

Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Gregory Lake, Lover's Leap Falls, Bomburuella Waterfall, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Pedro Tea Factory and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bomburuella Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Gregory Lake and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lover's Leap Falls.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nuwara Eliya trip planner.

You can drive from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Ella.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Nature · Parks
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Water Body
Gregory Lake
3.8

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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.
Nine Arches Bridge has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Nine Arches Bridge and then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ella trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nuwara Eliya to Ella takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Nature · Parks
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Geologic Formation
Ella Rock
4.8

2
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Udawalawe National Park as well as Safaris. On the 22nd (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Udawalawe National Park trip planner.

Getting from Ella to Udawalawe National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In February in Udawalawe National Park, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for Mirissa.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Safari
Safaris
4.2

3
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Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Roosara Gems and Jewellery, Secret Root Spa and Mirissa Beach. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mirissa travel website.

Drive from Udawalawe National Park to Mirissa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Mirissa can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
Highlights from your trip
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
3.6

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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.
Get outdoors at Jungle Beach and Unawatuna Beach. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda, stop by Made In Ceylon, and stroll through Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Unawatuna trip itinerary website.

Drive from Mirissa to Unawatuna in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Unawatuna are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Negombo.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Beach
Jungle Beach
3.4
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.3

1
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Negombo

Negombo

Little Rome

Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Negombo online trip builder.

Getting from Unawatuna to Negombo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Negombo can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Negombo

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Transportation

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