12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Colombo
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  1 h
2
Kandy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Nuwara Eliya
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Bentota
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Singapore

1
night
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 23rd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Colombo trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Colombo is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to India Standard Time is minus 2.5 hours. December in Colombo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums
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Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum

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.
You've now added Ella Rock to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kandy trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Colombo to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Ella Rock
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Ceylon Tea Museum ©
Ceylon Tea Museum
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

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 25th (Wed): stop by Mlesna Tea Castle.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nuwara Eliya tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Mlesna Tea Castle, Kirigalpoththa Hike
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Kirigalpoththa Hike ©
Kirigalpoththa Hike
Mlesna Tea Castle ©
Mlesna Tea Castle

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stroll through Udawalawe National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Udawalawe National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nuwara Eliya to Udawalawe National Park takes 4.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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3
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mirissa Beach. Bring the kids along to Ahungalla Beach and Bentota Beach. Visiting Hikkaduwa Beach and Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Protection Association, explore the activities along Bentota River, and look for gifts at Ayesha Gems and Jewellers.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bentota tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Udawalawe National Park to Bentota in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In December, daytime highs in Bentota are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa Beach, Ayesha Gems and Jewellers, Hikkaduwa Beach, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Ahungalla Beach
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

2
nights
Colombo

Colombo ©
On the 1st (Wed), take a memorable drive along Wicky Tours and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mount Lavinia Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Colombo tour builder site.

Drive from Bentota to Colombo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wicky Tours, Bellanwila Raja Maha Viharaya
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Wicky Tours ©
Wicky Tours
Mount Lavinia Beach ©
Mount Lavinia Beach
Bellanwila Raja Maha Viharaya ©
Bellanwila Raja Maha Viharaya

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