11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka travel planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + taxi:  11​h 45​min
1
Anuradhapura
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Polonnaruwa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sigiriya
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kandy
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Ranmasu Uyana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): make a trip to Moonstone or Sandakada pahana, don't miss a visit to Lovamahapaya, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba, then explore the ancient world of Short Handed Statue, and finally don't miss a visit to Thanthirimale Rajamaha Viharaya.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Anuradhapura tour itinerary planning app .

Singapore, Singapore to Anuradhapura is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Singapore to Anuradhapura, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Polonnaruwa.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Thanthirimale Rajamaha Viharaya
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Ranmasu Uyana ©
Ranmasu Uyana
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Thanthirimale Rajamaha Viharaya ©
Thanthirimale Rajamaha Viharaya

3
nights
Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa ©
Lying 216 km (134 mi) from Colombo, Polonnaruwa offers a rich history second in Sri Lanka only to Arunadhapura.
Step off the beaten path and head to Polonnaruwa Vatadage and Sandakada Pahana. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Polonnaruwa, take in the pleasant sights at Medirigiriya Vatadage, delve into the distant past at Weijantha Prasada, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gal Potha.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Polonnaruwa tour builder site .

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Polonnaruwa in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Medirigiriya Vatadage ©
Medirigiriya Vatadage
Sandakada Pahana ©
Sandakada Pahana
Polonnaruwa Vatadage ©
Polonnaruwa Vatadage

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 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Sigiriya World Heritage Site, then look for gifts at Lanka Silks, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hurulu Eco Park.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sigiriya journey maker app .

Drive from Polonnaruwa to Sigiriya in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Hurulu Eco Park
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Hurulu Eco Park ©
Hurulu Eco Park
Lanka Silks ©
Lanka Silks

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, stroll the grounds of Commonwealth War Cemetery, and then identify plant and animal life at Udawattekele Sanctuary.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kandy trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Sigiriya to Kandy takes 2 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery

Similar Plans

15 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM CYPRUS August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM LUXEMBOURG August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans