11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka tour planner

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Fly
1
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly
2
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Arugam Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Sigiriya
— 3 nights
Fly

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1
night
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 21st (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy road trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Kandy is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Kandy Lake ©
Water Body
Kandy Lake
3.9

2
nights
Unawatuna

Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): stroll through Mirissa Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll through Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, then don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Unawatuna travel planning app.

You can fly from Kandy to Unawatuna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 23:
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
3.6
Galle Fort ©
World heritage site
Galle Fort
4.4

2
nights
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 24th (Fri), take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, then stop by Ella Gem & Jewelry, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Ella Spice Garden. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls.

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Getting from Unawatuna to Ella by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or fly. May in Ella sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
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Ravana Ella Falls
Waterfall
Ravana Ella Falls
2.8

2
nights
Arugam Bay

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudumbigala Monastery, contemplate the waterfront views at Pottuvil Lagoon, and then stroll through Arugam Bay. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Muhudu Maha Vihara, then get outside with Whisky Point, Sri Lanka, and then look for gifts at Rice & Carry Bags Shop.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Arugam Bay trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Ella to Arugam Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Whisky Point, Sri Lanka ©
Outdoor Activity
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka
4.5
Arugam Bay ©
Water Body
Arugam Bay
4.0

3
nights
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.
Take a break from Sigiriya with a short trip to Golden Temple of Dambulla in Dambulla, about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Sigiriya Fortress, catch a live event at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, and don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sigiriya vacation planner.

Getting from Arugam Bay to Sigiriya by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — 30:
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Sigiriya Fortress ©
Must see
Sigiriya Fortress
4.6
Pidurangala Rock ©
Landmark
Pidurangala Rock
4.8

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