11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  7​h
1
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
2
Nuwara Eliya
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Netolpitiya
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Mirissa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kosgoda
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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 12th (Fri): look for gifts at ODEL.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Colombo trip site .

New Delhi, India to Colombo is an approximately 7-hour flight. In January, Colombo is much warmer than New Delhi - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping
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Stone 'N' String ©
Stone 'N' String
Barefoot ©
Barefoot
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct ©
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct

2
nights
Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stop by Franciscan Sister's Jam Room, then admire the sheer force of Ramboda Falls, and then stop by Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Nuwara Eliya Golf Course, then make a trip to Pedro Tea Factory , and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lover's Leap Falls.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nuwara Eliya trip builder site .

Getting from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Netolpitiya.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Outdoors Golf
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Hakgala Botanic Gardens ©
Hakgala Botanic Gardens
Nuwara Eliya Golf Course ©
Nuwara Eliya Golf Course
Pedro Tea Factory	©
Pedro Tea Factory

2
nights
Netolpitiya

Netolpitiya ©
Most people take a trip to Netolpitiya to enjoy a classic beach holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bundala National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Tangalle Lagoon, take in the exciting artwork at Indika Art Gallery, and then stroll through Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa).

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Netolpitiya tour app .

Traveling by car from Nuwara Eliya to Netolpitiya takes 4.5 hours. In January in Netolpitiya, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Netolpitiya

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then look for gifts at Embark. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Handunugoda Tea Estate, look for gifts at Lihiniya Gems, stop by Cara Jewellers, then stop by Stick No Bills Poster Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Shoba.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mirissa itinerary maker website .

Drive from Netolpitiya to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kosgoda.

Things to do in Mirissa

Shopping Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Galle, Handunugoda Tea Estate
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Spas & Wellness
Cara Jewellers ©
Cara Jewellers
Handunugoda Tea Estate ©
Handunugoda Tea Estate

1
night
Kosgoda

Kosgoda ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Tsunami Photo Museum, then see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kowilawatta Temple, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kosgoda trip maker website .

Drive from Mirissa to Kosgoda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kosgoda

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Community Tsunami Museum, Kowilawatta Temple, Ahungalla Beach, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

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