25 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

25 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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25 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + taxi:  22​h 45​min
1
Kandy
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Mirissa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hikkaduwa
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
4
Ella
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
6
Negombo
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Montreal

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Walking tours. Step out of the city life by going to Royal Botanical Gardens and Kandy Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kandy: Elephant Freedom Project (in Kegalle), Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Victoria Golf & Country Resort (in Rajawella). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Knuckles Forest Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asgiriya Maha Viharaya, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and make a trip to Kandy view point.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip maker website .

Montreal, Canada to Kandy is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Victoria Golf & Country Resort, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Elephant Freedom Project, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

4
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mirissa Beach and Polhena Beach. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Matara Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mirissa: Kahandamodara Beach (in Kahandamodara) and Kalametiya Beach (in Kalametiya). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marakolliya Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Art Batiks, and browse the exhibits of Indika Art Gallery.

To plan Mirissa vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Matara, Tangalle, Kalametiya Beach, Kahandamodara Beach
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Medawatta Beach ©
Medawatta Beach

4
nights
Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
Step out of the city life by going to Hikkaduwa Beach and Sinharaja Forest Reserve. We've included these beaches for you: Jungle Beach and Bentota Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Hikkaduwa: Unawatuna (Scuba & Snorkeling, Spas & Wellness, & more), Galle (Galle Fort & Pilgrims Lounge Chrishtopher Handicraft and Paint Gallery) and Ahungalla Beach (in Ahungalla). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Akurala Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hikkaduwa trip tool .

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Hikkaduwa takes 1.5 hours. December in Hikkaduwa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Galle, Akurala Beach, Ahungalla Beach, Bentota Beach
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at R. M. S Antique And Brassware and Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara. Escape the urban bustle at Little Adam's Peak and Ravana Ella Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Ella side-trips: Horton Plains National Park (in Nuwara Eliya), Safaris (in Tissamaharama) and Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail (in Ohiya). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, expand your horizons at Honey Bee Garden, take in the views from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, and look for gifts at Ella Gem & Jewelry.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ella trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hikkaduwa to Ella takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tissamaharama, Horton Plains National Park, Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Safaris

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sigiriya online day trip planner .

Drive from Ella to Sigiriya in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Negombo.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Negombo

Negombo ©
Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple and Ganeshism Studio Gallery. We've included these beaches for you: Negombo Beach and Mount Lavinia Beach. Go for a jaunt from Negombo to Colombo to see Galle Face Green about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and look for gifts at DIANA Souvenirs.

Make your Negombo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Sigiriya to Negombo by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Negombo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Negombo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Colombo
Highlights from your plan
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Safaris
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©

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