11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  7​h
1
Colombo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Pinnawala
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kandy
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Colombo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Galle
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Bentota
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Colombo
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Mumbai

1
night
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.
To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Colombo online trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Colombo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. While traveling from Mumbai, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Colombo, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Pinnawala.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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few
hours
Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pinnawala trip planning website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Colombo to Pinnawala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Pinnawala can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Fri) before leaving for Kandy.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

few
hours
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Botanical Gardens as well as Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and then make a trip to Royal Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kandy holiday maker app .

Traveling by car from Pinnawala to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

1
night
Colombo

Colombo
For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Colombo trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Kandy to Colombo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Galle.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sri Lanka Navy Whale Watching. Explore hidden gems such as Spas and Dutch Reformed Church. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Galle trip website .

You can take a train from Colombo to Galle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Galle sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bentota.

Things to do in Galle

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Spas
Dutch Reformed Church ©
Dutch Reformed Church

2
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bentota tour planner.

You can drive from Galle to Bentota in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Bentota can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project ©

3
nights
Colombo

Colombo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Urban Island, Barefoot, National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka, and other attractions you added.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Colombo driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Bentota to Colombo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Barefoot ©
Barefoot
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©

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