12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: St. Petersburg
Fly:  19 h 15 min
1
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Mirissa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: St. Petersburg

1
night
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, thenpause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, and then don't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at New Ranweli Spice Garden, see the interesting displays at Ceylon Tea Museum, make a trip to Kandy view point, thenexplore the activities along Kandy Lake, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kandy vacation planner.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Kandy is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Kandy, you'll lose 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

2
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 8th (Sun), get to know the resident critters at Snake Farm, thenget up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stop by LAZY.RIDE. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Medawatta Beach, and then make a trip to The Shrine of Our Lady of Matara.

Before you visit Mirissa, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Kandy to Mirissa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Mirissa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Matara
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Medawatta Beach ©
Medawatta Beach

2
nights
Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
On the 10th (Tue), stroll through Hikkaduwa Beach, see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum, and then kick back and relax at Bentota Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Stick No Bills Poster Gallery, thencontemplate the long history of Galle Fort, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hikkaduwa journey planner.

Drive from Mirissa to Hikkaduwa in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Hikkaduwa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Galle, Bentota Beach, Jungle Beach
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota 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.
On the 12th (Thu), take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, thenlook for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, and finally snap pictures at Bogoda Wooden Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ella trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Hikkaduwa to Ella in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Bogoda Wooden Bridge
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

2
nights
Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, stroll through Dhilip De Alwis, and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Ella to Sigiriya takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Golden Temple of Dambulla, Minneriya National Park, Dhilip De Alwis
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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