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 + taxi:  10​h 15​min
1
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Ella
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
3
Balapitiya
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Balloon Rides. Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, identify plant and animal life at Dhilip De Alwis, and examine the collection at Sigiriya Museum.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sigiriya day trip planning app .

Mumbai, India to Sigiriya is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Habarana, Balloon Rides
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Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock
Sigiriya Museum ©
Sigiriya Museum

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, snap pictures at Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Ella Spice Garden.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ella tour planning app .

Drive from Sigiriya to Ella in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Balapitiya.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Shopping
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Spice Garden ©
Ella Spice Garden
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge

4
nights
Balapitiya

Balapitiya ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Ahungalla Beach and Galagoda Shailatharama Viharaya.

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Traveling by car from Ella to Balapitiya takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or take a bus. January in Balapitiya sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Colombo.

Things to do in Balapitiya

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Ambalangoda, Kosgoda, Ahungalla, kanneliya Forest Reserve, Induruwa Sea Turtle Conservation Project & Sea Turtle Information Center
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Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Madu River ©
Madu River

1
night
Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stop by Ceylon Tea Supermarket and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Colombo route builder app .

Traveling by train from Balapitiya to Colombo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Colombo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Ceylon Tea Supermarket ©
Ceylon Tea Supermarket

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