13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Kandy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Ella
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Galle
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
4
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Bengaluru

5
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.
Explore Kandy's surroundings by going to Nuwara Eliya (Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple & Bluefield Tea Gardens), Elephant Freedom Project (in Kegalle) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, look for all kinds of wild species at Knuckles Forest Reserve, stroll through Royal Botanical Gardens, and stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kandy holiday maker app .

Bengaluru, India to Kandy is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya, Elephant Freedom Project, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens, Knuckles Forest Reserve
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

1
night
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 6th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, and then snap pictures at Demodara Nine Arch Bridge. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, learn the tricks of the trade with Honey Bee Garden, and then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ella trip planner .

Drive from Kandy to Ella in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Galle.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, then look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery, then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pilgrims Lounge Chrishtopher Handicraft and Paint Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa and then stroll through Hikkaduwa Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Galle road trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ella to Galle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Galle are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Galle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach

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.
On the 10th (Sun), make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, then don't miss a visit to Sigiriya, and then examine the collection at Sigiriya Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the long history of kaludiya Pokuna, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then view the masterpieces at Pethikada.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sigiriya online journey maker .

Getting from Galle to Sigiriya by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock
kaludiya Pokuna ©
kaludiya Pokuna

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