14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Vilnius
Fly + Taxi:  16 h
1
Dambulla
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2 h
2
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Galle
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h
6
Kandy
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Vilnius

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pidurangala Rock (in Sigiriya), Avukana Buddha Statue (in Kekirawa) and Polonnaruwa (in Polonnaruwa). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, and explore the galleries of Pethikada.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dambulla road trip tool.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Dambulla is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Vilnius to Dambulla, you'll lose 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Avukana Buddha Statue, Polonnaruwa
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yala National Park planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Dambulla to Yala National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. December in Yala National Park sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Nature Parks
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

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 20th (Fri), take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, then admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden, and finally look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, and then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ella trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yala National Park to Ella takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes

Side Trip

Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

1
night
Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park
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 22nd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Udawalawe National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Ella to Udawalawe National Park in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Udawalawe National Park are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Galle.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks
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2
nights
Galle

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 23rd (Mon), look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery, then kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Galle online travel planner.

Getting from Udawalawe National Park to Galle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Galle sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Mirissa, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kandy: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Elephant Freedom Project (in Kegalle). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, tour the pleasant surroundings at Knuckles Forest Reserve, make a trip to Kandy view point, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kandy trip maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Galle to Kandy takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Knuckles Forest Reserve, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Elephant Freedom Project, Royal Botanical Gardens
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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