14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Drive to Región de Murcia International Airport, Fly to Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport, Drive to Katunayake
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Katunayake
— 1 night
Drive
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Kandy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Habarana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ella
— 1 night
Drive
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Galle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Colombo
— 2 nights
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Katunayake

— 1 night
Katunayake, is a suburb of Negombo city in Western Province, Sri Lanka. Your day by day itinerary now includes Sri Lanka Driver Tours. On the 6th (Mon), go all around town with Sri Lanka Driver Tours and then stroll through Negombo Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Katunayake trip builder website.

Murcia, Spain to Katunayake is an approximately 25-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 4.5 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Murcia in August: highs in Katunayake hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Katunayake

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Kandy

— 3 nights
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Change things up with a short trip to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, take an in-depth tour of Raja Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Knuckles Forest Reserve, and explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Katunayake to Kandy takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Habarana.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Habarana

— 2 nights
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla and then don't miss a visit to Sigiriya Fortress. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Habarana trip app.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Habarana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Habarana

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

Ella

— 1 night
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Nine Arches Bridge and then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ella online day trip planner.

You can drive from Habarana to Ella in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature
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Galle

— 2 nights
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirissa Beach and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, stop by Embark, and then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Galle trip planner.

You can drive from Ella to Galle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Colombo

— 2 nights
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 (Thu): stroll around Galle Face Green, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, then make a trip to Independence Square, and finally pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Viharamahadevi Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Borella All Saints Church, and then make a trip to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Colombo trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Galle to Colombo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Colombo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Sri Lanka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.