17 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

17 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Negombo
— 1 night
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Habarana
— 2 nights
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Nilaveli
— 1 night
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Kandy
— 2 nights
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Galle
— 2 nights
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Udawalawa
— 1 night
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Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
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Tissamaharama
— 1 night
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Ella
— 1 night
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Nuwara Eliya
— 2 nights
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Colombo
— 2 nights

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Negombo

Negombo

Little Rome

Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Negombo trip itinerary maker app.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Negombo is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 2.5 hour difference. In February, Negombo is somewhat warmer than Dammam - with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C. You'll set off for Habarana on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Negombo

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Transportation

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Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): look for gifts at Karu Arts & Crafts, then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then get to know the fascinating history of Polonnaruwa. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Habarana road trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Negombo to Habarana in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nilaveli.

Things to do in Habarana

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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World heritage site
Polonnaruwa
4.4
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National Park
Minneriya National Park
4.2

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Nilaveli

Nilaveli ©
The coastal resort town of Nilaveli draws visitors with its beaches, dive spots, and seaside hotels.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Trincomalee War Cemetery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nilaveli Beach.

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Traveling by car from Habarana to Nilaveli takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Nilaveli

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Raja Museum, then stroll through Udawattekele Sanctuary, then stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, and finally make a trip to Kandy view point.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kandy day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Nilaveli to Kandy takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Galle.

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Water Body
Kandy Lake
3.9

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Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then stroll through Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, then look for gifts at Stick No Bills Poster Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, and finally look for gifts at Orchid House.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Galle driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Kandy to Galle in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. February in Galle sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Udawalawa.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
3.6
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Beach
Jungle Beach
3.4

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Udawalawa

Udawalawa ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stroll through Udawalawe Trails.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Udawalawa trip maker website.

You can drive from Galle to Udawalawa in 3 hours. In February in Udawalawa, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Udawalawa

Parks · Wildlife
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Nature / Park
Udawalawe Trails
4.3

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Udawalawe National Park vacation planner.

Getting from Udawalawa to Udawalawe National Park by car takes about an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Tissa Wewa, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then make a trip to Tissa Dagoba.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tissamaharama online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Udawalawe National Park to Tissamaharama in 2 hours. In February in Tissamaharama, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature
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Safari
Safaris
4.7
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Water Body
Tissa Wewa
4.5
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Landmark
Tissa Dagoba
3.8

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, and then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Ella vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Tissamaharama to Ella takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Ella

Nature · Parks
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Geologic Formation
Ella Rock
4.8

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Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©

Little England

Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horton Plains National Park, and then explore the activities along Kande-ela Reservoir. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Bluefield Tea Gardens, look for gifts at Mackwoods Tea Centre, then contemplate the waterfront views at Gregory Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sita Temple.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nuwara Eliya route planner.

Getting from Ella to Nuwara Eliya by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Religious Site
Sita Temple
3.7
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Water Body
Gregory Lake
3.8

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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 19th (Tue), stroll through Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then look for gifts at Stone 'N' String, and finally browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Barefoot, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalutara Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Kalutara Bodhiya.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Colombo trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February in Colombo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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