11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Warsaw
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
2
Galle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Yala National Park
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2 h
5
Dambulla
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Warsaw

1
night
Kandy

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 3rd (Tue): make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy War Cemetery, thenadmire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Sriya & Daya Curio Shop.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip planner.

Warsaw, Poland to Kandy is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Warsaw to Kandy due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Galle

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galle: Bentota Beach (in Bentota), Mirissa (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Mirissa Beach) and Hikkaduwa (Community Tsunami Museum & Hikkaduwa Beach). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, take in the exciting artwork at Art Batiks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Galle day trip site.

Getting from Kandy to Galle by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March in Galle, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Art Batiks, Bentota Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

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 8th (Sun): make a trip to Nine Arches Bridge, thentake in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden, and finally stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya, thenadmire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, and then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Ella trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Galle to Ella in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes

Side Trip

Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

1
night
Yala National Park

Yala National Park ©
One of the most popular national parks in the country, Yala National Park boasts a wide variety of animals, and does important work in conserving and growing populations.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yala National Park sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Ella to Yala National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Yala National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks Nature
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

2
nights
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, thendelve into the distant past at Sigiriya, and then view the masterpieces at Pethikada.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Yala National Park to Dambulla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

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