11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Colombo
— 2 nights
2
Ella
— 1 night
3
Yala National Park
— 1 night
4
Sigiriya
— 1 night
5
Galle
— 2 nights
6
Kandy
— 2 nights

2
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.
Sri Lanka Travel Triangle has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Bentota Beach in Bentota (about 2 hours away). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, appreciate the history behind Independence Memorial Hall, and stroll around Galle Face Green.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Colombo trip planner.

London, UK to Colombo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 5.5 hours traveling from London to Colombo due to the time zone difference. In March, Colombo is much hotter than London - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Bentota Beach
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Sri Lanka Travel Triangle ©
Sri Lanka Travel Triangle
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

1
night
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 (Sun): don't miss a visit to Nine Arches Bridge, thentake in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, thenindulge your taste buds at Honey Bee Garden, and finally stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ella day trip app.

Drive from Colombo to Ella in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden

1
night
Yala National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yala National Park online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Ella to Yala National Park takes 2 hours. In March in Yala National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks Nature
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

1
night
Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stroll through Dhilip De Alwis, thendon't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, and then delve into the distant past at Sigiriya.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sigiriya online trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Yala National Park to Sigiriya in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Galle.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Dhilip De Alwis
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, thenkick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, and finally stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Galle trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Sigiriya to Galle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Galle are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Mirissa, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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.
On the 27th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, thenbrowse the collection at Buddhist Publication Society, thenexplore the activities along Kandy Lake, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena, thenstop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, thenmake a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally make a trip to Kandy view point.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kandy trip planner.

Fly from Galle to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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