16 days in Ella & Mirissa Itinerary

16 days in Ella & Mirissa Itinerary

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Ella
— 6 nights
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Mirissa
— 7 nights

6
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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.
Explore Ella's surroundings by going to Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail (in Ohiya) and Nuwara Eliya (Horton Plains National Park, Hakgala Botanic Gardens, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ella road trip tool.

Sydney, Australia to Ella is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Sydney to Ella, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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

7
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Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hikkaduwa (Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, Hikkaduwa Beach, &more), Unawatuna (Jungle Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more) and Galle (Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara, Galle Fort, &more). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, experience rural life at Nandana Tea Factory, enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mirissa sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Ella to Mirissa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa, Galle, Nandana Tea Factory, Handunugoda Tea Estate
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

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