13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Moscow
Fly + Drive:  14 h 45 min
1
Pinnawala
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Dambulla
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
3
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
5
Unawatuna
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Kalutara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Colombo
— Few hours
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Moscow

1
night
Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pinnawala travel planner.

Moscow, Russia to Pinnawala is an approximately 15- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Moscow to Pinnawala is 2.5 hours. Traveling from Moscow in November, expect Pinnawala to be much hotter, temps between 35°C and 27°C. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dambulla.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Wildlife Parks
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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hours
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dambulla trip planning app.

Getting from Pinnawala to Dambulla by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gal Vihara, Polonnaruwa Vatadage, Lankathilaka Image House, and other attractions you added.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sigiriya road trip site.

Sigiriya is just a stone's throw from Dambulla. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for Ella.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Polonnaruwa
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Gal Vihara ©
Gal Vihara
Lankathilaka Image House ©
Lankathilaka Image House

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lipton’s Seat, Halpewatte Tea Factory and Nine Arches Bridge. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Lipton’s Seat and then indulge in your favorite hot beverage with Halpewatte Tea Factory.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ella tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Sigiriya to Ella in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lipton’s Seat
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls
Lipton’s Seat ©
Lipton’s Seat

4
nights
Unawatuna

Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mihiripenna Beach and Unawatuna Beach. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Mirissa Beach. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Jungle Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Unawatuna trip builder site.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Ella to Unawatuna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Unawatuna can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for Kalutara.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, Mirissa Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

2
nights
Kalutara

Kalutara ©
A popular beachside getaway just an hour south of Colombo, Kalutara is as recognizable for its enormous white Buddhist stupa as for its inviting white-sand beaches.
Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalutara Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Panadura Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Wadduwa Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalutara day trip app.

You can take a train from Unawatuna to Kalutara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Kalutara, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Colombo.

Things to do in Kalutara

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Wadduwa Beach, Panadura Beach
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Wadduwa Beach ©
Wadduwa Beach
Kalutara Beach ©
Kalutara Beach
Panadura Beach ©
Panadura Beach

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hours
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.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Colombo trip simple and quick.

Traveling by train from Kalutara to Colombo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In November in Colombo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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