11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Unawatuna
— 4 nights
2
Ella
— 2 nights
3
Kandy
— 3 nights
4
Dambulla
— 1 night

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Jungle Beach and Mirissa Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galle Fort and Dutch Reformed Church. Step out of Unawatuna with an excursion to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Mirissa--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Stick No Bills Poster Gallery.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Unawatuna trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Unawatuna is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi in February, you will find days in Unawatuna are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are much warmer (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car 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): take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, get great views at Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale, and then explore the activities along Gregory Lake.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ella road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Unawatuna to Ella takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive 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 Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches 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.
Visiting Royal Botanical Gardens and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Kandy Lake. Step out of Kandy with an excursion to Nuwara Eliya Golf Course in Nuwara Eliya--about 2h 30 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawattekele Sanctuary, stop by Gamage Stores, appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, and take an in-depth tour of Raja Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ella to Kandy takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Golf

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya Golf Course, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, 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
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): look for gifts at Lanka Silks and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dambulla day trip website.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Dambulla takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can 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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