23 days in South Asia Itinerary

23 days in South Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka travel planner

Make it your trip
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Negombo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mirissa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Udawalawe National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Ella
— 2 nights
Drive
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Haputale
— 1 day
Drive
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Ella
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kandy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dambulla
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sigiriya
— 4 nights
Fly
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Negombo
— 2 nights

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Negombo

— 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Negombo: Colombo (Independence Memorial Hall, Galle Face Green, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and stop by Selyn.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Negombo trip itinerary website.

If you are flying in from Slovakia, the closest major aiports are Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport and Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Negombo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mirissa

— 4 nights
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mirissa: Leather.lk (in Aluthgama), Bentota (Sea Turtle Protection Association & Bentota Beach) and Unawatuna (Unawatuna Devol Devalaya, Jungle Beach, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll through Hikkaduwa Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mirissa trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Negombo to Mirissa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Mirissa are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Udawalawe National Park

— 1 day
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Udawalawe National Park online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Udawalawe National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Ella

— 2 nights
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 9th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, then take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ella online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Udawalawe National Park to Ella in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Haputale.

Things to do in Ella

Nature · Parks

Haputale

— 1 day
Nestled atop Uva, Sri Lanka's main mountain range, lies tranquil Haputale.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): experience rural life at Dambatenne Tea Factory and then get great views at Lipton’s Seat.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Haputale online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ella to Haputale in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Haputale

Historic Sites

Ella

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, then don't miss a visit to Nine Arches Bridge, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak. Keep things going the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden, then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, and finally savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ella trip planner.

You can drive from Haputale to Ella in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes · Tours

Kandy

— 2 nights
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 13th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hindagala Temple, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, then see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, make a trip to Kandy view point, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and finally pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kandy holiday planner.

You can drive from Ella to Kandy in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Dambulla

— 3 nights
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Explore Dambulla's surroundings by going to Anuradhapura (Ruwanwelisaya & Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Temple of Dambulla, admire the natural beauty at Popham's Arboretum, make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dambulla trip planner.

Drive from Kandy to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Sigiriya

— 4 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sigiriya: Polonnaruwa (Archaeological Museum, Polonnaruwa, &more). Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Sigiriya Fortress, don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, view the masterpieces at Pethikada, and stroll through Dhilip De Alwis.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya trip maker app.

Sigiriya is just a stone's throw from Dambulla. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Negombo.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Negombo

— 2 nights

Little Rome

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Negombo: Colombo (Safaris, Independence Square, &more). Explore Negombo further: contemplate the waterfront views at Dutch Canal, pause for some serene contemplation at Supuwath Arana, stop by DIANA Souvenirs, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abhayasekararama Temple.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Negombo trip builder.

Getting from Sigiriya to Negombo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus.

Things to do in Negombo

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips