11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
1
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kandy
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
3
Haputale
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mirissa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Bentota
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
End: Colombo


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2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, steep yourself in history at Ritigala Forest Monastery, steep yourself in history at Lankathilaka Image House, then delve into the distant past at Atadage, and finally pause for some photo ops at Polonnaruwa Vatadage. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Thivanka Image House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gal Potha, steep yourself in history at Sathmahal Prasada, then delve into the distant past at Siva Devalaya (No 1), then delve into the distant past at Medirigiriya Vatadage, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sigiriya trip planner.

Colombo to Sigiriya is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Polonnaruwa, Balloon Rides, Ritigala Forest Monastery, Safaris
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Safaris
Lankathilaka Image House ©
Lankathilaka Image House
Ritigala Forest Monastery ©
Ritigala Forest Monastery

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 your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy online tour itinerary planner .

Colombo to Kandy is an approximately 1-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. On the 19th (Tue), you're off toNuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

1
night
Haputale

Haputale ©
Nestled atop Uva, Sri Lanka's main mountain range, lies tranquil Haputale.
On the 23rd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Benedict's Monastery - Adisham, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew's Church, then admire the sheer force of Lanka Ella, and finally get great views at Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Haputale trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Haputale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Mirissa.

Things to do in Haputale

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lanka Ella
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St. Andrew's Church ©
St. Andrew's Church
St Benedict's Monastery - Adisham ©
St Benedict's Monastery - Adisham

3
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with Raja & the Whales and then kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Nuwara Eliya to Mirissa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Mirissa can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bentota.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Galle Fort
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Raja & the Whales ©
Raja & the Whales

2
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid ul Abrar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kande Viharaya, then look for all kinds of wild species at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, then stroll through Ahungalla Beach, and finally browse the exhibits of Tsunami Photo Museum. On your second day here, examine the collection at Sri Vijayarama Viharaya, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kowilawatta Temple, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bentota travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Mirissa to Bentota in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Kalutara, Kowilawatta Temple, Ahungalla Beach, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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