11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Galle
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
2
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tissamaharama
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Kandy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Sigiriya
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Galle

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 1st (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirissa Beach and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Galle journey planning site .

Mumbai, India to Galle is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Mirissa
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

1
night
Ella

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
On the 4th (Sun), make a trip to Demodara Nine Arch Bridge and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls and then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ella trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Galle to Ella takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

2
nights
Tissamaharama

Tissamaharama ©
Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
On the 6th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bundala National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tissamaharama online journey planner .

You can drive from Ella to Tissamaharama in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Tissamaharama can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bundala National Park, Yala National Park
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park

3
nights
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
On the 8th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, then appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, then steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Udawattekele Sanctuary, make a trip to Degaldoruwa Temple, then take in the awesome beauty at Hanthana Mountain Range, and finally don't miss a visit to Kandy view point.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Tissamaharama to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): browse the exhibits of sigiri art gallery, then make a trip to Sigiriya World Heritage Site, and then make a trip to Pidurangala Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of The Golden Temple and then explore the historical opulence of Golden Cave Temple.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sigiriya day trip planner.

Getting from Kandy to Sigiriya by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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