11 days in Manila, Kuala Lumpur & Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Manila, Kuala Lumpur & Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Paphos, Cyprus
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Manila, Philippines
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 45 min
2
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  7 h
3
Dambulla, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
4
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Mirissa, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
6
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Paphos, Cyprus

1
night
Manila, Philippines

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Fort Santiago and then wander the streets of Intramuros. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de San Ezekiel Moreno and then tee off at Villamor Golf Course.

Plan trip to Manila with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Paphos, Cyprus to Manila is an approximately 19.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Philippine Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Paphos in January; daily highs in Manila reach 35°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Manila

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Villamor Golf Course, Santuario de San Ezekiel Moreno
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Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Santuario de San Ezekiel Moreno ©
Santuario de San Ezekiel Moreno

2
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): walk around KL Bird Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, then stroll around KLCC Park, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, then admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, then take a stroll through KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, and finally head outdoors with Dialogue in the Dark, Malaysia.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

You can fly from Manila to Kuala Lumpur in 7.5 hours. January in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Dialogue in the Dark, Malaysia, Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park

1
night
Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
On the 15th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, then stroll through Dhilip De Alwis, and then stroll through Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dambulla tour website.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kuala Lumpur to Dambulla in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dhilip De Alwis, Sigiriya
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis

2
nights
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ahungalla Beach, then kick back and relax at Bentota Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach. On your second day here, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, stroll through Mihiripenna Beach, then stroll through Jungle Beach, and finally look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hikkaduwa road trip planning site.

Getting from Dambulla to Hikkaduwa by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Hikkaduwa can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Bentota Beach, Ahungalla Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach

1
night
Mirissa, Sri Lanka

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mirissa tour planner.

You can drive from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Spas

2
nights
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy road trip planning website.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Mirissa to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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