11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Colombo
— 1 night
2
Galle
— 2 nights
3
Ella
— 1 night
4
Arugam Bay
— 2 nights
5
Kandy
— 2 nights
6
Sigiriya
— 2 nights

1
night
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 16th (Sun): look for gifts at Glory Swim Shop and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Christ The Living Saviour.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Colombo vacation website.

Pune, India to Colombo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Colombo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

2
nights
Galle

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): enjoy some diversion at Sithma Gems & Jewellery, steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, and then stroll through Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara. On your second day here, stop by Made In Ceylon, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Unawatuna Devol Devalaya, thenget up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Galle online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Colombo to Galle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Galle, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Galle

Wildlife Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Spas & Wellness

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.
On the 20th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden, take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and finally take in the exciting artwork at I Love Ceylon Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ella day trip planning site.

Drive from Galle to Ella in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Ella can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden

2
nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
On the 21st (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Arugam Bay, look for gifts at Rice & Carry Bags Shop, and then get outside with Whisky Point, Sri Lanka. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thenenjoy the sea views from Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, thendelve into the distant past at Sangamankandy Pilliyar Kovil, and finally make a trip to Muhudu Maha Vihara.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Arugam Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Ella to Arugam Bay in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka ©
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka
Spas
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): stroll through Knuckles Forest Reserve, examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, thenlook for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally see the interesting displays at Kandy Brasswear Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, and finally make a trip to Galmaduwa temple kandy.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip planner.

You can drive from Arugam Bay to Kandy in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Knuckles Forest Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

2
nights
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.
On the 25th (Tue), make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis, thenstroll through Golden Temple of Dambulla, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Sigiriya.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sigiriya using our trip planner.

You can drive from Kandy to Sigiriya in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Golden Temple of Dambulla, Dhilip De Alwis
Highlights from your plan
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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