16 days in Sydney, Mirissa & Ella Itinerary

16 days in Sydney, Mirissa & Ella Itinerary

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16 days in Sydney, Mirissa & Ella Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
1
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly + Taxi:  26​h
2
Mirissa, Sri Lanka
— 4 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2​h 45​min
3
Ella, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney, Australia

6
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Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Wentworth Falls in Wentworth Falls--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sydney day trip app .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Wentworth Falls
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

4
nights
Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mirissa: Galle Fort (in Galle), Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa) and Unawatuna (Jungle Beach, Spas & Wellness, & more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bentota Beach, experience rural life at Nandana Tea Factory, stroll through Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Mirissa day trip website .

Explore your travel options from Sydney to Mirissa with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Mirissa is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Sydney in January, things will get a bit warmer in Mirissa: highs are around 37°C and lows about 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Galle Fort, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, Nandana Tea Factory, Bentota Beach
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Nandana Tea Factory ©
Nandana Tea Factory
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

3
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Ella, Sri Lanka

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ella: Hakgala Botanic Gardens (in Nuwara Eliya) and Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya (in Wellawaya). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, get a new perspective on nature at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, and don't miss a visit to Demodara Nine Arch Bridge.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ella using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Mirissa to Ella in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes

Side Trips

Hakgala Botanic Gardens, Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya
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Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

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