11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Habarana
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kandy
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
3
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
4
Ella
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Karachi

1
night
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Sigiriya World Heritage Site, then look for gifts at Sigiriya Craft Village, and then explore the fascinating underground world of The Golden Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Habarana trip itinerary planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Habarana is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Habarana

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Udawattekele Sanctuary. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Kandy, and take in the awesome beauty at Alagalla Mountain Range.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kandy attractions planning website .

Getting from Habarana to Kandy by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

3
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Bring the kids along to Mirissa Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Unawatuna: Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center (in Kosgoda) and Bentota (Bentota Beach & Sea Turtle Protection Association).

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Unawatuna road trip planner.

Getting from Kandy to Unawatuna by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Galle, Mirissa, Bentota, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Sea Turtle Conservation Project (Koggala)
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): make a trip to Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls.

Discover how to plan a Ella trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Unawatuna to Ella takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks Museums
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

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