11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Beirut
Fly + Drive:  16​h 30​min
1
Netolpitiya
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Galle
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Kandy
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
4
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Beirut

1
night
Netolpitiya

Netolpitiya ©
Most people take a trip to Netolpitiya to enjoy a classic beach holiday.
On the 9th (Fri), explore the activities along Tangalle Lagoon & Kayak, view the masterpieces at Indika Art Gallery, then stroll through Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa), and finally explore the striking landscape at Blow Hole Hummanaya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Bundala National Park.

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Beirut, Lebanon to Netolpitiya is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to India Standard Time (IST) is 3 hours. While traveling from Beirut, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Netolpitiya, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Netolpitiya

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tangalle, Bundala National Park, Blow Hole Hummanaya
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Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©
Tangalle Lagoon ©
Tangalle Lagoon

4
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Get in touch with nature at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Head to Cara Jewellers and Lihiniya Gemsfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galle: Community Tsunami Museum (in Hikkaduwa) and Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Spas & Wellness). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach and look for gifts at Stick No Bills Poster Gallery.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Galle sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Netolpitiya to Galle takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mirissa, Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, Jungle Beach, Community Tsunami Museum
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

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.
Head to Jayamali Batiks Studio and Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Itemsfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ceylon Tea Museum and Udawattekele Sanctuary. Get out of town with these interesting Kandy side-trips: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Millennium Elephant Foundation (in Kegalle). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, look for gifts at Kandy City Center, make a trip to Kandy view point, and explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kandy road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Galle to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Millennium Elephant Foundation, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Udawattekele Sanctuary ©
Udawattekele Sanctuary
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, then look for gifts at Laksala, then look for gifts at Stone 'N' String, and finally look for gifts at Barefoot. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): stop by ODEL, then get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Colombo trip builder site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Colombo in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Stone 'N' String ©
Stone 'N' String
Barefoot ©
Barefoot
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct ©
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct

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