Three exciting weeks in Sri Lanka!
Planning your next winter/summer getaway to Sri Lanka? We have just the right Sri Lanka itineraries for you. Be prepared to spend a good three weeks for your holiday in Sri Lanka so you have enough time to avoid the extreme winters/summers in your country and instead enjoy an exciting tropical weather on paradise island! A suitable Sri Lanka itinerary for three weeks can cover all the tourist destinations around the island while focusing on activities you prefer.
Why would you choose three weeks in Sri Lanka?
- A Sri Lanka itinerary of three weeks will allow you to cover all the beaches, wildlife spots, nature trails, hill country highlights as well as all the historical and cultural attractions in detail.
- You could opt for a two week tour of Sri Lanka and then a week long Ayurvedic retreat at one of the many exclusive Ayurvedic resorts in Sri Lanka.
- Kite-surfing is a thrilling experience which can be mastered in Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka. By planning three weeks in Sri Lanka, you have enough time to tour the country and master the art of kite-surfing.
An ideal Sri Lanka Itinerary for a 3 week holiday
Sri Lanka has two international airports: Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake (West), and MattalaRajapakse International Airport in Hambantota (South). Most tourists arrive at the BIA and are received by travel agent representatives. From there, you are taken on tour by a respected driver cum tour guide as per your Sri Lanka itinerary 3 weeks and are dropped off at the airport after your holiday in Sri Lanka.
Day 1 & 2 – Colombo
From the airport you will be driven straight to the capital city of Colombo. Here you will be taken on a city tour and can spend some time shopping and eating some amazing street food.
SEE Also : Colombo National Museum
Day 3 – Hikkaduwa
Before you get to the clear waters of Hikkaduwa, partake in some watersport activities on the way (Bentota). You will find several backpackers’ beach parties happening here.
Day 4 & 5 – Galle
Once in Galle, visit the Dutch Fort, the turtle hatchery, and take a stroll around the ancient British style colony. Don’t forget to enjoy a swim in the blue waters of the Indian Ocean.
See Also : Sri Lanka Beach Itinerary
Day 6 & 7 – Yala
Explore Sri Lanka’s unique wildlife species at the Yala National Park and enjoy a one-of-a-kind luxury camping experience in the park itself.
Day 8 & 9 – Kandy
A couple of days here are needed to visit the Temple of the Tooth, the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya and the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala. A boat ride on the picturesque Kandy Lake is a must!
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Day 10 & 11 – Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya is a town situated at the highest point in Sri Lanka. The weather is quite chilly here and the views are simply breathtaking. Massive tea plantations, lovely white waterfalls, green mountains and valleys; all make up a fabulous panoramic view for tourists in Sri Lanka. Highlights here are the Adam’s Peak (mountain climbing), trekking on the Horton Plains, and a unique tea plucking experience.
See Also : Places to Visit in Nuwara Eliya
Day 12 – Ella
A small, yet astonishingly beautiful town located close to NuwaraEliya. “Ella Gap” is what tourists are craving to see: the view at the crack of dawn from a mountain – Mini Adam’s Peak. The view features tea plantations, the amazing sight of Rawana Falls, and on a clear day, the southern coastline of Sri Lanka!
Day 13 – Sigiriya
Heading towards the central province, Sigiriya is home to the “Lion’s Rock”, the remnants of an ancient palace complex built on top of a Rock by one of the Kings of Sri Lanka.
Day 14 – Anuradhapura
The city of ancient ruins that gives you a detailed explanation of Sri Lanka history, dating back to the 13th century. Highlights here are the Yapahuwa ancient city and the Mihintale Buddhist Temple.
Day 15 – Arugam Bay
Moving on to the extremely safe and unspoiled beaches of the eastern coast of Sri Lanka; Arugam Bay is a surfer’s paradise.
Day 16 & 17 – Kalpitiya
This is a long drive from the East to the West coast of Sri Lanka where you can enjoy a Dolphin watching experience and a stay at one of the many eco-friendly hotels in Kalpitiya. Kite-surfing lessons are available for those keen on mastering the art and enjoying the thrilling experience.
Day 18 – Negombo
Your last night will be in Negombo, a town very close to the airport.In Negombo you can explore the Dutch ruins, catch some live fish, converse with friendly neighbors and enjoy the lovely west coast beach.
How we could help you build the perfect Sri Lanka itinerary 3 weeks
The above itinerary for 3 weeks in Sri Lanka has been prepared based on an average holiday in Sri Lanka. Our expert team of consultants at SLHI can customize and extend this package solely based on personal preferences of guests. We have clients coming from all over the world to visit Sri Lanka. Some clients visiting from UK, Europe, Canada, New Zealand and Australia are sometimes keen on touring Sri Lanka as well as enjoying a relaxing Ayurvedic treatment for a few days or may want to spend a lot of time camping amidst the wildlife or hiking on exciting nature trails. While some clients from Singapore, Thailand, India and Asia simply want to explore the country in great detail or spend a lot of time on the glamorous collection of beaches that Sri Lanka has to offer. We can personally cater to all these requests and more. Simply drop us an email and we will get in touch with you soon!
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