11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hambantota
Drive:  3 h
1
Badulla
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Mahiyanganaya
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Kandy
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h
4
Colombo
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Galle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: Hambantota

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hours
Badulla

Badulla ©
Badulla is the main city of Uva Province situated in the lower central hills of Sri Lanka. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhowa Rock Temple and then snap pictures at Bogoda Wooden Bridge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Badulla day trip planning app.

Hambantota to Badulla is an approximately 3- hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mahiyanganaya.

Things to do in Badulla

Historic Sites
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Dhowa Rock Temple ©
Dhowa Rock Temple
Bogoda Wooden Bridge ©
Bogoda Wooden Bridge

1
night
Mahiyanganaya

Mahiyanganaya ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mapakada Lake and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahiyangana Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mahiyanganaya trip planner.

Getting from Badulla to Mahiyanganaya by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mahiyanganaya

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mapakada Lake ©
Mapakada Lake

4
nights
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kandy: Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs (in Dambulla), Pinnawala (Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium & Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage) and Sigiriya (Pethikada, Sigiriya, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, deepen your understanding at Euphoria Spice and Herbal, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kandy road trip planning app.

Drive from Mahiyanganaya to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Pinnawala, Dhilip De Alwis, Euphoria Spice and Herbal, Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colombo: Bentota Beach (in Bentota) and Negombo Beach (in Negombo). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, walk around Galle Face Green, see the interesting displays at Colombo National Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Colombo journey maker app.

Getting from Kandy to Colombo by flight takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Galle.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Bentota Beach, Negombo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Safaris
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 14th (Tue), make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Galle itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Colombo to Galle in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Galle, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa
Highlights from your plan
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

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