Get inspired with this Sri Lanka tour, as this is the perfect 3 weeks in Sri Lanka with plenty of time to roam around this small country. You will experience the best of Sri Lanka wildlife, ancient sites, hiking, safaris and beaches. Although Sri Lanka looks small on a map, there is so much to see and do after 3 weeks I’m sure you’ll be planning a return trip, after 3 weeks in Sri Lanka.
Day 1: Airport/Negombo
Pickup from the Bandaranaike International Airport and transfer to a Hotel in Negombo for Check in. Feel free to relax yourself at your hotel, after a long flight.
Day 2: Negombo/Anuradhapura
Today we will visit Sri Lanka’s biggest ancient city, Anuradhapura. Overnight in hotel in Anuradhapura.
Day 3: Anuradhapura /Mihintale/ Trincomalee
Visit Mihintale. Next, transfer to Trincomalee, visiting Koneswaram Hindu temple on the way. Spend the night in Trincomalee.
Day 4 – 7: Nilaveli
Relax on the Nilaveli beach
Day 8: Trincomalee/Dambulla
Transfer to cultural triangle. Visit Polonnaruwa. Stay over in Habarana/Dambulla.
Day 9: Dambulla /Minneriya /Sigiriya /Dambulla
Climb Sigiriya Rock in the morning, afterwards do Minneriya Safari. Overnight in Dambulla.
Day 10: Dambulla
Visit Dambulla Cave Temple & Pidurangala rock. Overnight in Dambulla
Day 11: Dambulla /Kandy
Transfer to Kandy. Visit Aluvihare temple, Spice Garden, Koneshavaram Hindu Temple, & tooth temple.Overnight in Kandy
Day 12: Kandy
Visit Pinnawela Elephant orphanage. Later, visit Peradeniya Botanical garden,watch the cultural show. Overnight in Kandy.
Day 13: Kandy /Nuwara Eliya
Proceed to Nuwara Eliya. Overnight in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 14: Nuwara Eliya/ Ella
Train trip from Nuwara Eliya to Ella,Visit Demodara Nine Arch, and trek in Little Adam’s Peak in Ella. Stay overnight in Ella.
Day 15: Ella /Tissamaharama
Drive to Tissamaharama in the morning, do the Yala Safari at 1:30pm. Overnight in Tissamaharama.
Day 16: Tissamaharama
Visit Bundala National Park. After the Safari, you will visit Katharagama Temple. Overnight in Tissamaharama
Day 17: Tissamaharama /Mirissa
Drive to Mirissa and have fun with scuba diving or snorkeling. Stay overnight in a Mirissa hotel
Day 18: Mirissa /Galle /Kosgoda /Bentota
Do Whale watching, Visit the Hummanaya Blow Hole, Galle Fort & moonstone mine in Hikkaduwa. Stay overnight in Bentota.
Day 19: Bentota
Do Maduganga Boat Safari in the morning. Visit a Turtle farm in Kosgoda as well. Overnight in Bentota
Day 20: Bentota /Colombo
Transfer to Colombo. Visit Gangarama temple, Kelaniya temple, Pettah Floating market, Galle face green. Overnight in Colombo
Day 21: Colombo /Airport
There is no itinerary planned for the day. You will be transferred to the Airport prior 3 hours to the departure time.