16 days in Ella & Mirissa Itinerary

16 days in Ella & Mirissa Itinerary

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16 days in Ella & Mirissa Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Taxi:  26​h
1
Ella
— 6 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Mirissa
— 7 nights
Taxi + Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail (in Ohiya) and Nuwara Eliya (Horton Plains National Park, Hakgala Botanic Gardens, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, make a trip to Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden, and admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ella trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Ella is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Ella is minus 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya, Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arch Bridge ©
Nine Arch Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

7
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Mirissa side-trips: Galle (Sea Turtle Farm, Galle Fort, & more), Hikkaduwa (Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, Hikkaduwa Beach, & more) and Unawatuna (Jungle Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, relax in the rural setting at Handunugoda Tea Estate, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bentota Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mirissa day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ella to Mirissa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. January in Mirissa sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Galle, Hikkaduwa, Bentota Beach, Matara Paravi Duwa Temple
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

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