11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
2
Ella
— 2 nights
3
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
4
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
5
Kandy
— 2 nights

2
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Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Change things up with these side-trips from Unawatuna: Bentota (Bentota Beach & Sea Turtle Protection Association) and Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Unawatuna trip planning website.

Manchester, UK to Unawatuna is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 5.5 hours traveling from Manchester to Unawatuna due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in November, expect Unawatuna to be warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bentota, Galle Fort, Hikkaduwa Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, take 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya, take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ella trip tool.

You can drive from Unawatuna to Ella in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Ella are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes

Side Trip

Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

1
night
Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Udawalawe National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ella to Udawalawe National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then explore the ancient world of Sigiriya. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sigiriya trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Udawalawe National Park to Sigiriya in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dambulla, Minneriya National Park
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the activities along Kandy Lake, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, thendon't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, thenstop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kandy trip planner.

You can drive from Sigiriya to Kandy in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough 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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