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🇱🇰Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka : Whistle-stop Tour
14 day travel itinerary

by TripMapper

An undeniably alluring island that has it all!

14 Days
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With its contrasting landscapes, distinct culture and wildlife-rich jungles, this island truly packs a punch.

In a single trip, you can observe elephants, wander through lush tea estates, discover ancient ruins, take a refreshing dip in the Indian Ocean and finish each day with a Sri Lankan feast. Few places in the world can offer such a remarkable combination of beaches, culture and natural beauty.

The best time of year to visit Sri Lanka depends on where you wish to travel to as there are wide variations in climate depending on the time of year. Generally, a good time to visit the west and south coasts as well as the Cultural Triangle (see our interactive itinerary below) is between December and March.

Use TripMapper to plan your trip and for staying in control of your travel budget. If you are in need of a little inspiration to get you started click 'Customise' to use our interactive Sri Lanka itinerary (below) for the best things to see and do in Sri Lanka - then customise to make your own!

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Go in search of leopards, elephants, sloth bears, water buffalo, storks, crocodiles at Wilpattu National Park
  • Wander through Sri Lanka's rolling tea plantations
  • Discover ruined palaces and super-sized Buddhas in the old royal capital of Polonnaruwa
  • Make the pilgrimage to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth in World Heritage Listed Kandy
  • View Sigiriya Rock at sunrise, one of Sri Lanka’s most iconic landmarks
  • Master the art of Sri Lankan cooking before tucking into your own delicious creations
  • Take a train from Kandy to Ella, considered to be one of the world's most scenic train journeys