My husband and I are planning to visit Sri Lanka in March for a special holiday and want to pack in as much as possible, but I haven't quite worked out driving times between places yet. Does the following itinerary look ridiculously busy? We are hoping to fly to the Maldives for 6 nights afterwards to recover...
2 nights Habarana (Trips to Sigiriya Rock and Dambulla Temple and Elephant ride) Possibly Chaaya Village.
1 night Kandy (Trip to Temple of the Tooth, Botanical Gardens) Possibly Cinnamon citadel.
1 night Nuwara Eliya Probably at The Tea Factory
1 night Ella Possibly at 98 Acres
2 nights Yala Probably at Cinnamon Wild with at least 2 jeep safaris
1 night Galle Probably at Jetwing Lighthouse
I would love to go to the Pinnewala elephant orphanage and Bundala NP but not sure we can fit these in!
Is this itinerary doable with a driver guide? Could anyone give me a rough idea of travelling time between places? If we need, say 1 more night where would it be best to put this?
Also is Galle back to the airport for onwards travel to Male ok?
Any advice really appreciated.