11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Singapore
plane:  4​h 30​min
Dambulla
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kandy
— Few hours
train:  6​h 30​min
Ella
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Yala National Park
— 1 night
bus:  4​h 15​min
Galle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Singapore

2
days
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pidurangala Rock, Sigiriya World Heritage Site and Minneriya National Park. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Sigiriya World Heritage Site, don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, and then explore the fascinating underground world of The Golden Temple.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dambulla trip itinerary app .

Singapore, Singapore to Dambulla is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 2 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Ella.

Things to do in Dambulla

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Minneriya National Park
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Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Sigiriya World Heritage Site
Sigiriya World Heritage Site
The Golden Temple ©
The Golden Temple

few
hours
Kandy

Kandy
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kandy tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dambulla to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. On the 11th (Mon), you're off toElla.

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#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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2
days
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Diyaluma Falls, Lipton’s Seat and Little Adam's Peak. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dunhinda Falls and Demodara Loop. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock and snap pictures at Demodara Nine Arch Bridge.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ella visit planner .

Traveling by car from Dambulla to Ella takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Ella

#Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Dunhinda Falls, Diyaluma Falls
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Dunhinda Falls ©
Dunhinda Falls

1
day
Yala National Park

One of the most popular national parks in the country, Yala National Park boasts a wide variety of animals, and does important work in conserving and growing populations.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Safaris. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yala National Park tour itinerary maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ella to Yala National Park. In June in Yala National Park, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. You'll set off for Galle on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Yala National Park

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Safaris

2
days
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sea Turtle Hatchery Centre Mahamodara. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort and then relax in the rural setting at Handunugoda Tea Estate.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Galle itinerary planning website .

You can take a bus from Yala National Park to Galle in 4.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Galle are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Handunugoda Tea Estate
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Tsunami Honganji Vihara ©
Tsunami Honganji Vihara

0
days
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.
For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Colombo trip planner .

Getting from Galle to Colombo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Mon).

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