11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h
1
Galle
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Mirissa
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Nuwara Eliya
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Anuradhapura
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
7
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: New Delhi

1
night
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
You've now added Bentota Beach to your itinerary. On the 14th (Sat), stop by Embark, steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bentota Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Galle trip generator.

New Delhi, India to Galle is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bentota Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Embark ©
Embark

1
night
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Raja & the Whales has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Kushta Raja Gala, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Raja & the Whales.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mirissa itinerary planner.

You can drive from Galle to Mirissa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Kushta Raja Gala
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Raja & the Whales ©
Raja & the Whales
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

1
night
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.
To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ella trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mirissa to Ella in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Ella

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

1
night
Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Hakgala Botanic Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sita Temple, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Gregory Lake.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nuwara Eliya vacation builder.

Getting from Ella to Nuwara Eliya by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake
Hakgala Botanic Gardens ©
Hakgala Botanic Gardens
Sita Temple ©
Sita Temple

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): make a trip to Moonstone or Sandakada pahana, then don't miss a visit to Mihintale, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Anuradhapura travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nuwara Eliya to Anuradhapura takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Mihintale ©
Mihintale
Moonstone or Sandakada pahana ©
Moonstone or Sandakada pahana

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 20th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, look for gifts at Rangala House Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Kandy.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kandy vacation planner.

Drive from Anuradhapura to Kandy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Colombo.

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
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

2
nights
Colombo

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Galle Face Green, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Viharamahadevi Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Negombo Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Colombo trip generator.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Colombo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Colombo, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
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Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara

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