22 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

22 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Kaunas
+3
Bus + Train + Fly + Taxi:  21 h
1
Kandy
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
2
Mirissa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Hikkaduwa
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
4
Ella
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Sigiriya
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
6
Colombo
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  20 h
End: Kaunas

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kandy side-trips: Golden Temple of Dambulla (in Dambulla), Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Euphoria Spice and Herbal (in Matale). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Freedom Project, and explore the fascinating underground world of Bambaragala Viharaya.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy vacation planning app.

Kaunas, Lithuania to Kandy is an approximately 19- hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to India Standard Time is 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Golden Temple of Dambulla, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Bambaragala Viharaya, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Euphoria Spice and Herbal
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

3
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Bring the kids along to Mirissa Beach and Snake Farm. When in Mirissa, make a side trip to see Nandana Tea Factory in Akuressa, approximately Akuressa away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa), and enjoy the sand and surf at Medawatta Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mirissa online road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Mirissa can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Matara, Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa), Nandana Tea Factory
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Medawatta Beach ©
Medawatta Beach
Snake Farm ©
Snake Farm

4
nights
Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
Attractions like Hikkaduwa Beach and Jungle Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Unawatuna (Scuba & Snorkeling, Japanese Peace Pagoda, &more), Ahungalla Beach (in Ahungalla) and Bentota Beach (in Bentota). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Narigama Beach, and delve into the lush surroundings at Sinharaja Forest Reserve.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hikkaduwa trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Mirissa to Hikkaduwa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Galle, Ahungalla Beach, Bentota Beach
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ella: Mohini falls (in Nuwara Eliya) and Lipton’s Seat (in Haputale). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, indulge your taste buds at Honey Bee Garden, don't miss a visit to Nine Arches Bridge, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ella itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hikkaduwa to Ella in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mohini falls, Lipton’s Seat
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): make a trip to Sigiriya, then make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sigiriya online route planner.

You can drive from Ella to Sigiriya in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Dhilip De Alwis
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis

5
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.
Attractions like Negombo Beach and Mount Lavinia Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colombo: Water World Lanka (in Kelaniya) and Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanic Gardens (in Avissawella). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka, stop by Urban Island, and take in the exciting artwork at Ganeshism Studio Gallery.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Colombo trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sigiriya to Colombo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. January in Colombo sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Negombo Beach, National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka, Water World Lanka, Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanic Gardens
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka
National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka
Mount Lavinia Beach ©
Mount Lavinia Beach

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