We have designed the best matching two weeks tour plan covering the best part of Paradise Island as follows. Check how you like the following Sri Lanka 2-week itinerary.
Sri Lanka 2 week Itinerary Summary
- DAY 1 – Anuradhapura
- DAY 2 – Polonnaruwa
- DAY 3 – Trincomalee
- DAY 4 – Sigiriya
- DAY 5 – Dambulla
- DAY 6 – Kandy
- DAY 7 & 8 – Nuwara Eliya
- DAY 9 & 10 – Ella
- DAY 11 – Yala National Park
- DAY 12 & 13 – Mirissa
- DAY 14 – Colombo
DAY 1 – Anuradhapura
Sri Lanka 2 week itinerary starts from Anuradhapura which is a cultural location in Sri Lanka.
A destination that depicts a priceless worth to cultural and historical significance’s in the paradise island of Sri Lanka. A drive takes a little bit longer than four hours, yet the city will make you feel that you are blessed to be here.
Anuradhapura proudly claims history of more than 2000 years, that’s where will discover the heritage of the country and the ancient glory presents by a dilapidated monarchy.
The monuments and the ruins that you will find in the city will prove how Anuradhapura has been stood as a prolific kingdom back then.
Anuradhapura is known as the first civilized capital of Sri Lanka and so you can see monuments and remains of decrepit citadels, royal palaces, Buddhist sites, giant Stupas, incredible series of reservoirs, and many more.
If you are looking for a relaxing holiday, Anuradhapura is surely the best to visit you will be amazed by the magical atmosphere that the city is creating especially with dusk, and you will be comforted by the religious chants, the aromatic sensation produces by the temples around, undisturbed nature, freshly cooked local dishes and many more.
A bicycle ride and evening strolls by the river banks at sunset are best recommended as you will explore an unforgettable experience when the sunset projects radiant colors right above the lakes and stupas.
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DAY 2 – Polonnaruwa
From Anuradhapura, we are moving to the second regal capital which has been to ancient Sri Lanka.
It is just two hours’ drive in reach and 103 Km away in distance. You may find Polonnaruwa as a tranquil retreat that will keep you away from the bustling and rustling life chaos.
A destination full of simulations Polonnaruwa has a lot to add to your holiday to make it a memorable one. Similar to Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa also shares a good amount of heritages related to the history and culture of Sri Lanka.
Polonnaruwa offers you a series of architectural values that you can discover with the ruins and remains of old castles, temples, shrines, amusement places, giant Dagoba, and many more that are persevered and presented all over the city.
The sunset hours are one of the most mesmerizing at Polonnaruwa, whereas you can experience the bliss of nature when the cool breeze that comes across the pensive waterways, temples, and magnificent monuments blows away your sorrows and grieves right there.
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DAY 3 – Trincomalee
We are about to add some sun, sand, and sea moments to your two weeks travel plan to discover the best of the world in Sri Lankan style. The first from our beach series that adores your itinerary is Trincomalee. The most popular sophisticated beach town is based on the east coastline of Sri Lanka.
From Polonnaruwa, you will arrive in Trincomalee in approximately around 3 hours. Trincomalee is located 130 Km away from Polonnaruwa. A stay by the warm water will definitely refresh your thoughts and vibes.
There are so much of activities that you can do in Trincomalee and the experiences that you will get also have a great variety.
Trincomalee is a complete holiday package where you can find decent good hotels, delicious local meals, beaches, watersports, religious, adventurous, cultural, and historical sites, and many more.
If you are arriving here at a lucky season you may proceed with whales and dolphin watching too.
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DAY 4 – Sigiriya
On the fourth day of your Anuradhapura, we are moving to one of the most iconic destinations in Sri Lanka and that is Sigiriya.
The drive will take 2 hours to reach the city, and surely it will not make you tied to explore the best of the city.
Sigiriya stands as one of the greatest destinations in Sri Lanka for many reasons. First surely the historical, historical, and religious highlights that bringing to your itinerary by the city are absolutely mesmerizing. The variety of the hotels and the local experiences that you can get here are also very remarkable.
Of the must-visit places Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Minneriya national park, Hiriwadunna lake, Pidurangala rock, and village tours are at the top listed list.
If you are also looking forward to adding some relaxation to your stay, there are a lot of reasons that you will fall in love with Sigiriya as it offers you such calm and quiet locations with its dry land features that will comfort your stay.
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DAY 5 – Dambulla
Dambulla is a destination that you can discover right next to Sigiriya. Proximity wise it is just 20 to 30 minutes away.
Dambulla shares a good amount of touristic values similar to the closest destination Sigiriya. And most tourists destination in Sri Lanka are easily accessible from here that making Dambulla is famed and favored by many tourists.
This is one of the most fascinating destinations in Sri Lanka that has many historic and cultural heritage to explore. Another plus point about Dambulla is if you don’t like much traveling by packing and moving around you have the chance either base in Sigiriya or Dambulla to explore both destination and the sites around.
There are a few main attractions that you can visit at Dambulla. The most popular attraction in Dambulla is the Dambulla cave temple. You may have seen fascinating pictures of Sri Lanka that are very inviting, and the Dambulla cave temple may surely include in that collection.
Here you will find an inspiring Buddha statue in gold that is considered the largest Buddha’s statue in Asia that you can see in the Dhyan Chakra pose. From here you can enter a small museum that is full of wall art. The terrace that you find here will give you amazing views around.
Apart from the Dambulla cave temple, you may also visit Kaludiya Pokuna, Popham’s Arboretum, National Namal Uyana, Habarana Lake Etc.
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DAY 6 – Kandy
From Dambulla, we are heading to the hill capitals in Sri Lanka and that is none other than one of the most famous local and tourist destinations in Sri Lanka Kandy. It is just 2 hours and 30 minutes that you have to make to discover this fascinating city.
A considerable part of the city has urbanized where you may not find it much pensive and relaxing, yet don’t worry at all as you move a little bit away from the town the scene that you get is incredible.
Kandy is not just offering you spectacular views, it also has a good amount of cultural, heritage, and natural sites as well.
The most revered Temple of Tooth is also located based on Kandy, where you may visit and get the holly blesses. Kandy is a very distinguished city compared to the rest of the destinations in Sri Lanka.
So you will get to see many cultural and historical heritages everywhere you walk around. You may also try delicious authentic meals that are cooked from the best recipes taken from Sri Lanka’s culinary magic.
The Royal Botanical Garden, Embekke temple, Spice Garden, Hantana Tea Museum, Batik Factory, and Gem shops are some of the attractions that you can visit at Kandy.
DAY 7 & 8 – Nuwara Eliya
The 7th and the 8th day of your two weeks journal will take you to the most fascinating places at breathtaking Nuwara Eliya. Nuwara Eliya is 2 hours’ drive away from Nuwara Eliya.
Nuwara Eliya is based on the central highland of the hill country in Tear Drop Island Sri Lanka. This has made the city spectacular to those everyone who enters the destination.
Knowing as the “little England” Nuwara is quite a resemblance to a homestead in England. The city is full of natural fascinations where you will come across the highest mountain ranges that embrace the sky, the foggy mount tops and meadows, dancing waterfalls, lush greenly tea plantations, and many more.
Nuwara Eliya is also called a romantic destination as it is a completely open studio that produces a charming setup for pictures. Another exciting activity that you can add to your holiday is the tea planation visit, where you will get the opportunity to taste the finest tea that produces in the world in the “Ceylon Tea” brand for free.
The freshly made cup of Ceylon tea will surely add warmth and taste to your travel journal.
The waterfall visit, tea plantation visit, Hotaru Plains, Haggala Botanical Garden, and Strawberry farm are a few of the activities that you can add to your itinerary.
DAY 9 & 10 – Ella
We are moving to one of the most awaited parts of the tour and that is visiting Ella. Ella is two hours drive away from Nuwara Eliya further to the central part of Sri Lanka. Ella is a little town that is full of natural highlights.
Ella is one of the most picturesque locations in Sri Lanka and so as in the world. It has also become one of the most Instagrammed places also in the world.
If you are lucky to get a ticket to explore one of the most scenic train rides in the world, you can proceed to Ella from Nanu Oya station based in Nuwara Eliya and this is absolutely full of charming sites and breathtaking views.
Ella is sheltering a series of waterfalls, a mount high with greater views, a comfortable climate, and an alluring natural and geographical landscape. This has made Ella not just a natural attraction but also an adventurous side as well. There are many exploratory activities that you can try out at Ella.
Among that visits 9 arch Bridge Ella Gap, Ella Rock, waterfall visit, tea plantation visit, and Mini Adam’s peak are known as the most famous.
You may also try a natural bath at the safest place in Ella and that also will make your stay memorable.
DAY 11 – Yala National Park
To add some wildness to your two weeks journal we will take you to the second largest national park in Sri Lanka which is known as Yala. The drive takes a little bit longer but doesn’t worry your trails will end with so many natural highlights.
Geographical wise Yala is different from the destination that you visited so far. The setup is full of drylands and produces warmth for your stay. Yala is one of the most relaxing sites in Sri Lanka where you will experience a comforting breeze of undisturbed nature.
Yala is homing for many wild animals, especially leopards, elephants, wild bores, deer, many endemic birds, and many more.
You may also experience a night under a starry sky at an exciting camping session if you are interested. The scenic Kirinda beach is also close to Yala.
DAY 12 & 13 – Mirissa
We have added a two-night stay for you at the most fascinating Mirissa, one of the most popular and scenic beach destinations that alluring the down south coastal line of Sri Lanka.
Mirissa is one of the most celebrated destinations in Sri Lanka that attract so many tourists coming from all around the world. Mirissa is especially known for whale and dolphin watching mostly during the period from November to April.
Coconut Hills, Parrot Rock, Galle Fort, and Stilt Fishermen are some of the accessible sites from Mirissa. Another fascinating point about Mirissa is that is one of the best places in Sri Lanka where you can explore pensive and relaxing evenings by enjoying the sunset moments.
And during your stay do not forget to try the special seafood dishes prepared with the best spices on the island and cooked using authentic Sri Lankan recipes. Mirissa is such a relaxing escape that you should not miss out.
DAY 14 – Colombo
Your Sri Lanka 2-week itinerary ends in Colombo.
Sadly we are coming to the last day of your unforgettable two weeks stay at the Paradise Island of Sri Lanka. With so much of memories that are collected by exploring the island and the comfort that you get in the warmth of a friendly nation, you will arrive at the commercial capital of Sri Lanka which is known as Colombo before departing the island.
Colombo is producing a setup of a busy town yet you will still have some historical and cultural places to visit. And Colombo has a series of locations and international dining options and going onwards if you are a street food lover you may also experience a great variety of street food right at Colombo.
Colombo international airport is just 45 minutes away from Colombo via the expressway, and based in Colombo on your last is also safe for early departures.