16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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1
Kandy
— 3 nights
2
Mirissa
— 3 nights
3
Yala National Park
— 1 night
4
Arugam Bay
— 3 nights
5
Ella
— 2 nights
6
Sigiriya
— 3 nights

3
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Kandy: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and See Lanka Travels (in Waikkal). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, take in the local landmarks with Jems Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Kandy view point.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kandy day trip site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kandy is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Dubai to Kandy due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens, Knuckles Forest Reserve, See Lanka Travels
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

3
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mirissa: Galle Fort (in Galle), Unawatuna (Unawatuna Devol Devalaya, Jungle Beach, &more) and Nandana Tea Factory (in Akuressa). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, and take an exotic tour of Tuk Tuk Safari Tangalle.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mirissa trip itinerary site.

Fly from Kandy to Mirissa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Galle Fort, Tuk Tuk Safari Tangalle, Nandana Tea Factory
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:
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Tuk Tuk Safari Tangalle ©
Tuk Tuk Safari Tangalle
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

1
night
Yala National Park

Yala National Park ©
One of the most popular national parks in the country, Yala National Park boasts a wide variety of animals, and does important work in conserving and growing populations.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yala National Park tour builder.

Getting from Mirissa to Yala National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly. In April in Yala National Park, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 29 — 30:
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

3
nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay is known for adventure, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on Ecowave Travels, test the waters at Deergayu Acupressure Center, get outside with Whisky Point, Sri Lanka, and don't miss a visit to Muhudu Maha Vihara.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Arugam Bay online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yala National Park to Arugam Bay takes 3 hours. In April in Arugam Bay, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:
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Whisky Point, Sri Lanka ©
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka
Muhudu Maha Vihara ©
Muhudu Maha Vihara
Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, then take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, and finally learn and have fun at Honey Bee Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, and finally take in the exciting artwork at I Love Ceylon Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ella day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Arugam Bay to Ella takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Ella can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sigiriya side-trips: Dambulla (Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs & Golden Temple of Dambulla). Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Ella to Sigiriya takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dambulla, Minneriya National Park, Dhilip De Alwis
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla

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