11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Taxi:  9 h 15 min
1
Kandy
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h
2
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
3
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Arugam Bay
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Sigiriya
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: New Delhi

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 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.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy road trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Kandy is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites 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

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. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, view the masterpieces at Pilgrims Lounge Chrishtopher Handicraft and Paint Gallery, don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and finally stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Unawatuna in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Unawatuna are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Galle, Mirissa, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa 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.
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 combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. 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
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

2
nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudumbigala Monastery, visit a coastal fixture at Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, then explore the activities along Pottuvil Lagoon, and finally stroll through Arugam Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Muhudu Maha Vihara, head outdoors with Whisky Point, Sri Lanka, and then look for gifts at Rice & Carry Bags Shop.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Arugam Bay online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ella to Arugam Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors Historic Sites Nature
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Whisky Point, Sri Lanka ©
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Muhudu Maha Vihara ©
Muhudu Maha Vihara

3
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.
Take a break from Sigiriya with a short trip to Golden Temple of Dambulla in Dambulla, about 54 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, catch a live event at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, and don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sigiriya vacation planner.

Getting from Arugam Bay to Sigiriya by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. 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

Dambulla, Minneriya National Park
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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