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 + Taxi:  9​h
1
Unawatuna
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kandy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Dambulla
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

4
nights
Unawatuna

Get a sense of the local culture at Galle Fort and Dutch Reformed Church. Relax by the water at Mirissa Beach and Unawatuna Beach. When in Unawatuna, make a side trip to see Dolphin & Whale Watching in Mirissa, approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach and stop by Stick No Bills Poster Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Unawatuna trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Unawatuna is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Galle, Mirissa
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gregory Lake. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale, and then explore the activities along Gregory Lake.

Make your Ella itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Unawatuna to Ella takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gregory Lake, Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale
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Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Nine Arch Bridge ©
Nine Arch Bridge
Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake

3
nights
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue. Take a break from the city and head to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Kandy Lake. Take a break from Kandy with a short trip to Nuwara Eliya Golf Course in Nuwara Eliya, about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, look for gifts at Gamage Stores, don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, and get engrossed in the history at Raja Museum.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kandy trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Ella to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya Golf Course, Royal Botanical Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

1
night
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
On the 12th (Mon), look for gifts at Lanka Silks, step into the grandiose world of Golden Cave Temple, and then Head underground at The Golden Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dambulla day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Kandy to Dambulla takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lanka Silks
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Lanka Silks ©
Lanka Silks

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