13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Arugam Bay
— 1 night
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Ella
— 2 nights
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Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
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Dambulla
— 2 nights
5
Galle
— 2 nights
6
Kandy
— 2 nights
7
Colombo
— 2 nights

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Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the activities along Pottuvil Lagoon, then delve into the distant past at Sangamankandy Pilliyar Kovil, and then don't miss a visit to Muhudu Maha Vihara. On the next day, look for gifts at Rice & Carry Bags Shop and then stroll through Arugam Bay.

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Colombo to Arugam Bay is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Ella.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Shopping · Nature · Parks
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Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay
Pottuvil Lagoon ©
Pottuvil Lagoon
Muhudu Maha Vihara ©
Muhudu Maha Vihara

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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 (Wed): stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, then admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, and then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock. Keep things going the next day: expand your horizons at Honey Bee Garden, then make a trip to Nine Arches Bridge, and then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ella trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Arugam Bay to Ella takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

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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 13th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Udawalawe National Park online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Ella to Udawalawe National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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nights
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 14th (Sat): see Off-Road Tours, Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sath Paththini Devalaya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dambulla Royal Cave Temple, and then explore the ancient world of Sigiriya.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dambulla sightseeing planner.

Fly from Udawalawe National Park to Dambulla in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Off-Road Tours

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Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 16th (Mon), look for gifts at Made In Ceylon, stroll through Jungle Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Nandana Tea Factory, then make a trip to Coconut Tree Hill, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Galle trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Dambulla to Galle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daily temperatures in Galle can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Unawatuna, Nandana Tea Factory
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Nandana Tea Factory ©
Nandana Tea Factory
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
On the 18th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and finally stroll through Knuckles Forest Reserve.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kandy day trip app.

You can fly from Galle to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Knuckles Forest Reserve
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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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Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
On the 20th (Fri), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Colombo National Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Vishwa Tharu Spice and Ayurveda Herbal Shop, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then take in the exciting artwork at Ganeshism Studio Gallery.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Colombo road trip website.

Getting from Kandy to Colombo by combination of train and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. November in Colombo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Safaris
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Food Tours

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