11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Perth
+5
Fly + foot + bus + foot + train + taxi:  19​h 30​min
1
Dambulla
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Ella
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Galle
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Kandy
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  15​h
End: Perth

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): stop by Lanka Silks, then view the masterpieces at sigiri art gallery, then make a trip to Sigiriya World Heritage Site, and finally make a trip to Pidurangala Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Cave Temple, then Head underground at The Golden Temple, and then explore and take pictures at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dambulla holiday planning tool .

Perth, Australia to Dambulla is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Dambulla is minus 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ella.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the views from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge and then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock.

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Getting from Dambulla to Ella by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Ella

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

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galle: Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa) and Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Unawatuna Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Galle trip maker app .

Getting from Ella to Galle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Jungle Beach, Hikkaduwa Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Raja Museum, then steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then don't miss a visit to Royal Palace of Kandy, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, then identify plant and animal life at Udawattekele Sanctuary, and finally stop by Gamage Stores.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Galle to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

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

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