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:  14​h 15​min
1
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Uda Walawe National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Tissamaharama
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Kandy
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Beirut

2
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hikkaduwa Beach, kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, and then stroll through Unawatuna Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Unawatuna online sightseeing planner .

Beirut, Lebanon to Unawatuna is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mirissa, Hikkaduwa Beach
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa 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 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Kinellan Tea Factory, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and then snap pictures at Demodara Nine Arch Bridge. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, use the Ella journey maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Unawatuna to Ella takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Uda Walawe National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge

1
night
Uda Walawe National Park

Uda Walawe National Park ©
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Uda Walawe National Park trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Ella to Uda Walawe National Park takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Uda Walawe National Park

Nature Parks
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Udawalawe National Park ©
Udawalawe National Park

1
night
Tissamaharama

Tissamaharama ©
Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bundala National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tissamaharama attractions planner.

Drive from Uda Walawe National Park to Tissamaharama in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Tissamaharama can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Yala National Park, Bundala National Park
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Bundala National Park ©
Bundala 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Kandy view point, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Kandy. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hindagala Temple, and then identify plant and animal life at Udawattekele Sanctuary.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy road trip app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Tissamaharama to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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