18 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

18 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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18 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Negombo
1
Negombo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kegalle
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Udawalawa
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Kosgoda
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Wadduwa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Negombo

2
nights
Negombo

Negombo ©
Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): walk around Galle Face Green, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, then stop by LUV SL Negombo, and finally kick back and relax at Negombo Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Dutch Canal and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Negombo trip maker site .

If you are flying in from Poland, the closest major airports are Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport and Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport. In February in Negombo, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Kegalle.

Things to do in Negombo

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Colombo
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

1
night
Kegalle

Kegalle ©
Kegalle is a large town in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): stroll through Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, then stroll through Millennium Elephant Foundation, and then admire the natural beauty at Susantha Spice and Herbal Garden.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kegalle trip planner.

Getting from Negombo to Kegalle by car takes about 2 hours. February in Kegalle sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Kandy.

Things to do in Kegalle

Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Susantha Spice and Herbal Garden, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Millennium Elephant Foundation ©
Millennium Elephant Foundation
Susantha Spice and Herbal Garden ©
Susantha Spice and Herbal Garden

1
night
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
On the 18th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip planner .

You can take a bus from Kegalle to Kandy in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

1
night
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 19th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, and then get a new perspective on nature at R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ella tour builder tool .

You can drive from Kandy to Ella in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Udawalawa.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks Shopping
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

5
nights
Udawalawa

Udawalawa ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Udawalawa: Udawalawe National Park (in Udawalawe National Park), Mahapelessa Hot Springs (in Hambantota) and Bundala National Park (in Weligatta). Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Udawalawe Nationalpark Elefant Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Udawalawa trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Ella to Udawalawa takes 2 hours. February in Udawalawa sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kosgoda.

Things to do in Udawalawa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tangalle, Udawalawe National Park, Bundala National Park, Off-Road Tours, Mahapelessa Hot Springs
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Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Udawalawe National Park ©
Udawalawe National Park
Off-Road Tours

4
nights
Kosgoda

Kosgoda ©
Kosgoda is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, contemplate the waterfront views at Madu River, make a trip to Galagoda Shailatharama Viharaya, and kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach.

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Drive from Udawalawa to Kosgoda in 3.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Wadduwa.

Things to do in Kosgoda

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Balapitiya, Ambalangoda, Galagoda Shailatharama Viharaya, Induruwa Sea Turtle Conservation Project & Sea Turtle Information Center, Ahungalla Beach
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Madugnga Lake ©
Madugnga Lake
Galbokka Sea Turtle Hatchery ©
Galbokka Sea Turtle Hatchery

3
nights
Wadduwa

Wadduwa ©
Wadduwa is a town in the Western Province of, Sri Lanka.It situated in the western coast of Sri Lanka about 33 km south of Colombo. Change things up with these side-trips from Wadduwa: Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia (Sri Anjaneyar Temple & Our Turtle Conservation Project), Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanic Gardens (in Avissawella) and Kaduwela Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery (in Kaduwela). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, kick back and relax at Kalutara Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wadduwa Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalutara Bodhiya.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Wadduwa online vacation builder .

You can drive from Kosgoda to Wadduwa in an hour. February in Wadduwa sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Wadduwa

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kalutara, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanic Gardens, Kaduwela Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Kalutara Beach ©
Kalutara Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kalutara Bodhiya ©
Kalutara Bodhiya

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