11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Uda Walawe National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
2
Kandy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Anuradhapura
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Trincomalee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kalkudah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Dambulla
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Warsaw

1
night
Uda Walawe National Park

Uda Walawe National Park ©
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
On the 2nd (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Transit Home (ETH), then look for all kinds of wild species at Udawalawa Safari, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Uda Walawe National Park travel itinerary planner .

Warsaw, Poland to Uda Walawe National Park is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Warsaw to Uda Walawe National Park. Traveling from Warsaw in November, expect Uda Walawe National Park to be warmer, temps between 35°C and 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Uda Walawe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Safaris
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Udawalawe National Park ©
Udawalawe National Park
Udawalawa Safari ©
Udawalawa Safari
Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)

2
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.
On the 4th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Royal Botanical Gardens, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy War Cemetery, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Knuckles Mountain Range, examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Udawattekele Sanctuary.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Kandy trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Uda Walawe National Park to Kandy by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Knuckles Mountain Range, Royal Botanical Gardens
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Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Ritigala Forest Monastery, don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, then admire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, and finally don't miss a visit to Isurumuniya Temple.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Anuradhapura route builder app .

Getting from Kandy to Anuradhapura by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Isurumuniya Temple ©
Isurumuniya Temple
Ritigala Forest Monastery ©
Ritigala Forest Monastery
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba

1
night
Trincomalee

Trincomalee ©
A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Velgam Vehera, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nilaveli Beach, stroll the grounds of Trincomalee War Cemetery, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koneswaram Temple.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Trincomalee tour planner.

Drive from Anuradhapura to Trincomalee in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Nilaveli Beach
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Trincomalee War Cemetery ©
Trincomalee War Cemetery
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Kalkudah

Kalkudah ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Coconut Cultural Park and then kick back and relax at Passikudah Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalkudah day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Trincomalee to Kalkudah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Passikudah Beach ©
Passikudah Beach
Coconut Cultural Park ©
Coconut Cultural Park

3
nights
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dambulla Cave Temple, explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, then identify plant and animal life at Dhilip De Alwis, and finally delve into the distant past at Polonnaruwa Vatadage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ederagala Wana Senasuna, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then identify plant and animal life at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

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Drive from Kalkudah to Dambulla in 3 hours. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Habarana, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa Vatadage, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Safaris
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya

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