11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Netolpitiya
— 1 night
2
Galle
— 4 nights
3
Kandy
— 2 nights
4
Colombo
— 2 nights

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, thenview the masterpieces at Indika Art Gallery, thenkick back and relax at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa), and finally explore the striking landscape at Hummanaya Blow Hole. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Bundala National Park.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Netolpitiya attractions planning tool.

Beirut, Lebanon to Netolpitiya is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Beirut to Netolpitiya due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Beirut in February, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Netolpitiya: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. 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, Hummanaya Blow Hole
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Tangalle Lagoon ©
Tangalle Lagoon
Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa)

4
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cara Jewellers and Stick No Bills Poster Gallery. Do your shopping at Lihiniya Gems and Embark. Explore Galle's surroundings by going to Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project (in Kosgoda), Community Tsunami Museum (in Hikkaduwa) and Mirissa (Mirissa Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Jungle Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Galle trip builder site.

You can drive from Netolpitiya to Galle in 1.5 hours. February in Galle sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. 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, Community Tsunami Museum, Jungle Beach
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Cara Jewellers ©
Cara Jewellers
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Jayamali Batiks Studio and Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items. Discover out-of-the-way places like Udawattekele Sanctuary and Ceylon Tea Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Kandy: Millennium Elephant Foundation (in Kegalle) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). And it doesn't end there: 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 see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip itinerary website.

Getting from Galle to Kandy by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Millennium Elephant Foundation, Royal Botanical Gardens, 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, stop by Laksala, thenstop by Stone 'N' String, and finally look for gifts at Barefoot. On the next day, look for gifts at ODEL, thentake an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Colombo online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Kandy to Colombo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough 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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