15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Sigiriya
— 3 nights
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Kandy
— 3 nights
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Ella
— 2 nights
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Mirissa
— 2 nights
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Colombo
— 2 nights

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sigiriya: Dambulla (Sath Paththini Devalaya & Golden Temple of Dambulla), Polonnaruwa (Gal Vihara & Polonnaruwa) and Dambulla Cave Temple (in Habarana). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Sigiriya and stroll through Dhilip De Alwis.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sigiriya trip itinerary builder tool.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Sigiriya is an approximately 32-hour combination of ferry, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Playa del Carmen to Sigiriya is 10.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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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 (Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium & Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage) and See Lanka Travels (in Waikkal). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, stroll through Hanthana Mountain Range, make a trip to Kandy view point, and let your taste buds guide you at Withlocals.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Kandy trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sigiriya to Kandy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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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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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 17th (Thu): stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, then make a trip to Nine Arches Bridge, and finally admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, and then savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Ella visit planner.

Drive from Kandy to Ella in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mirissa.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes · Tours
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

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Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Jungle Beach and then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mirissa travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Ella to Mirissa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Mirissa are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

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

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Colombo

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 21st (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and then walk around Galle Face Green. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Colombo day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Colombo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Colombo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Safaris
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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