15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
+3
train + Fly + foot + bus:  20​h 30​min
1
Kandy
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Mirissa
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
3
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tissamaharama
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
5
Dambulla
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Colombo
— 3 nights
Fly + foot:  16​h 45​min
End: Birmingham

2
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kandy: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Suriyakantha Centre for Art & Culture (in Handessa). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum, and stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kandy tour itinerary planner.

Birmingham, UK to Kandy is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Birmingham to Kandy due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens, Suriyakantha Centre for Art & Culture
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

2
nights
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 5th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Galle Fort and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, then look for gifts at Made In Ceylon, then kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mirissa attractions website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Mirissa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. March in Mirissa sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Ella.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Galle Fort
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

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.
On the 7th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, and then admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Ella Spice Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, take in the exciting artwork at I Love Ceylon Gallery, then get a new perspective on nature at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Bandarawela.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ella itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Mirissa to Ella in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Museums
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge

2
nights
Tissamaharama

Tissamaharama ©
Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
On the 9th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, make a trip to Tissa Dagoba, and then don't miss a visit to Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tissamaharama attractions planner .

You can drive from Ella to Tissamaharama in 1.5 hours. March in Tissamaharama sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Yala National Park
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Safaris
Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara ©
Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara

2
nights
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, then identify plant and animal life at Dhilip De Alwis, and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dambulla trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Tissamaharama to Dambulla by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Habarana, Pidurangala Rock
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

3
nights
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.
On the 13th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Galle Face Green, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebastian’s Church, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach, then stop by Selyn, and then don't miss a visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Colombo holiday maker app .

Take a train from Dambulla to Colombo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Colombo are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trip

Western Province
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Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara

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