13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Colombo
— 1 night
train From Colombo To Weligama:  4​h
2
Mirissa
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Uda Walawe National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Ella
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Nuwara Eliya
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Plan trip to Colombo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Melbourne, Australia to Colombo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Colombo, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Colombo is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. On the 17th (Wed), you'll travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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6
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blow Hole Hummanaya, The Shrine of Our Lady of Matara, Coral Sanctuary, and other attractions you added. Go for a jaunt from Mirissa to Galle to see Galle Fort about 58 minutes away.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mirissa trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Colombo to Mirissa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll travel to Uda Walawe National Park.

Things to do in Mirissa

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Galle, Matara, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery, Blow Hole Hummanaya, Coral Sanctuary
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

1
night
Uda Walawe National Park

Uda Walawe 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Uda Walawe National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Mirissa to Uda Walawe National Park in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Uda Walawe National Park

Nature Parks
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Udawalawe National Park ©
Udawalawe National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): make a trip to Demodara Nine Arch Bridge.

Plan a Ella trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Uda Walawe National Park to Ella in 2 hours. You'll set off for Nuwara Eliya on the 25th (Thu).
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Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge

1
night
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.
Plan trip to Nuwara Eliya with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Ella to Nuwara Eliya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll set off for Colombo on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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1
night
Colombo

Colombo
For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Colombo online itinerary planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 27th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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