Sri Lanka Backpacking Travel Itinerary

Since Sri Lanka was voted as one of the best destinations for 2013, we decided to make a 2 week visit here, starting June 2013, as part of our recent 3 months of travels around Asia.

We did a lot of research first to work out the best places to visit. To save you some time, here’s our 15 day itinerary! If you have any questions about planning your itinerary we will be happy to answer them.

We really enjoy spending our holiday in active way and go off-the-beaten-track whenever possible. We did a mixture of sightseeing, cycling, hiking and beach activities, with some occasional relaxation:

Day 1 – Colombo (Sri Lankan capital)
Day 2 – Colombo to Anuradhapura
Day 3 – Cycling around Anuradhapura
Day 4 – Anuradhapura to Polonnaruwa
Day 5 – Exploring Polonnaruwa
Day 6 – Pidurangala rock in Sigiriya
Day 7 – Kandy + Hiking the Knuckles Range
Day 8 – Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
Day 9 – Nuwara Eliya and tea plantations
Day 10 – Nuwara Eliya to Ella
Day 11 – Ella Rock
Day 12 – Ella to Tangalle
Day 13 – Tangalle and Unawatuna – beaches
Day 14 – One day trip to Galle
Day 15 – Galle to Negombo


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