11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Yerevan
Fly + taxi:  13​h 45​min
1
Sigiriya
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
4
Arugam Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Ella
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Yerevan

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 26th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Sigiriya and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sigiriya trip planning app .

Yerevan, Armenia to Sigiriya is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yerevan to Sigiriya due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Unawatuna

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bentota Beach, stop by White Boat, then kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, and finally make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Unawatuna visit website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sigiriya to Unawatuna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bentota Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Galle Fort
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

1
night
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 30th (Wed), explore the activities along Kandy Lake, stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kandy trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites 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

2
nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): look for gifts at Rice & Carry Bags Shop, explore the activities along Arugam Bay, then visit a coastal fixture at Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudumbigala Monastery. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Magul Maha Viharaya, explore the ancient world of Sangamankandy Pilliyar Kovil, then make a trip to Muhudu Maha Vihara, then explore the activities along Pottuvil Lagoon, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Arugam Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Magul Maha Viharaya
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Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Pottuvil Lagoon ©
Pottuvil Lagoon
Muhudu Maha Vihara ©
Muhudu Maha Vihara

3
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 2nd (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and then take in the views from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn and have fun at Honey Bee Garden, then admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Trail Ella.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ella vacation planning tool .

You can drive from Arugam Bay to Ella in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Trails
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Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge

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