11 days in South Asia Itinerary

11 days in South Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka Trip Planner

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Fly
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Galle
— 1 night
Drive
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Mirissa
— 1 night
Drive
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Ella
— 1 night
Drive
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Nuwara Eliya
— 1 night
Drive
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Anuradhapura
— 1 night
Drive
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Kandy
— 1 night
Fly to Diyawanna Oya, Taxi to Colombo
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Colombo
— 2 nights
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Galle

— 1 night
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bentota Beach. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): stop by Embark, steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, and then stroll through Bentota Beach.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Galle attractions planner.

New Delhi, India to Galle is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi in October, expect nights in Galle to be somewhat warmer, around 29°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mirissa.

Things to do in Galle

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mirissa

— 1 night
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
You've now added Raja & the Whales to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Kushta Raja Gala, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Raja & the Whales.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mirissa trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Galle to Mirissa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Ella

— 1 night
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ella journey website.

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Ella takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Ella

Nature · Parks

Nuwara Eliya

— 1 night

Little England

Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Hakgala Botanic Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sita Temple, and then explore the activities along Gregory Lake.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nuwara Eliya trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Ella to Nuwara Eliya takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Anuradhapura

— 1 night
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Moonstone or Sandakada pahana, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mihintale, and then admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya.

To see ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Anuradhapura trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Nuwara Eliya to Anuradhapura in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites

Kandy

— 1 night
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Kandy.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip builder tool.

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Colombo

— 2 nights
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
On the 21st (Sat), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll around Galle Face Green, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Viharamahadevi Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Colombo sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Colombo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip