11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Kandy
— 1 night
2
Dambulla
— 1 night
3
Ella
— 2 nights
4
Galle
— 3 nights
5
Colombo
— 3 nights

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Kandy

Kandy ©
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 19th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Kandy, stroll through Udawattekele Sanctuary, then make a trip to Degaldoruwa Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Kandy view point.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip itinerary builder website.

Negombo to Kandy is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

1
night
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, see where the action happens at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, and then delve into the distant past at Sigiriya.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dambulla tour builder website.

Drive from Kandy to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium ©
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, and then take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Ella Spice Garden, then admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, and then Head underground at Ravana's Cave.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ella tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dambulla to Ella in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Get out of town with these interesting Galle side-trips: Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa) and Sea Turtle Hatchery (in Ambalangoda). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda, kick back and relax at Bentota Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Galle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ella to Galle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Unawatuna, Bentota Beach, Hikkaduwa Beach, Sea Turtle Hatchery
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebastian’s Church and then kick back and relax at Negombo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, pause for some serene contemplation at Borella All Saints Church, then make a trip to Independence Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Colombo tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Galle to Colombo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Colombo sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F at night. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Negombo, Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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