12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 30 min
1
Dambulla
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
2
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h
5
Kandy
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h
6
Galle
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
On the 19th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ederagala Wana Senasuna.

Planning Dambulla trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Mumbai, India to Dambulla is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Ederagala Wana Senasuna ©
Ederagala Wana Senasuna

1
night
Yala National Park

Yala National Park ©
One of the most popular national parks in the country, Yala National Park boasts a wide variety of animals, and does important work in conserving and growing populations.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yala National Park vacation maker site.

Traveling by flight from Dambulla to Yala National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Yala National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks Nature
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, then snap pictures at Nine Arch Bridge, then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya, then admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, and then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ella itinerary site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yala National Park to Ella. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes

Side Trip

Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden

1
night
Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe 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.
On the 24th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Transit Home (ETH) and then explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Udawalawe National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ella to Udawalawe National Park in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Udawalawe National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)

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 find plenty of places to visit near Kandy: Pinnawala (Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium & Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage) and Millennium Elephant Foundation (in Kegalle). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kandy tour itinerary maker.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Udawalawe National Park to Kandy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Peradeniya, Pinnawala, Millennium Elephant Foundation
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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

3
nights
Galle

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa), Matara Paravi Duwa Temple (in Matara) and Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, and take in the exciting artwork at Saffron Robes.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Galle tour itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Galle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, Matara Paravi Duwa Temple
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

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