11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Jakarta
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Colombo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Arugam Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
7
Galle
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Jakarta

1
night
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 12th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll around Galle Face Green, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Colombo trip itinerary maker site.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Colombo is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Colombo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, thenstroll through Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then explore the ancient world of Sigiriya. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sigiriya trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Colombo to Sigiriya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dambulla, Minneriya National Park
Highlights from your plan
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Udawalawe National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Sigiriya to Udawalawe National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Udawalawe National Park sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

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 16th (Wed), look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, thendon't miss a visit to Nine Arches Bridge, thentake in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and finally admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ella vacation planning app.

You can drive from Udawalawe National Park to Ella in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
Highlights from your plan
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge

1
night
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
On the 17th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Arugam Bay, thenenjoy the sea views from Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Pottuvil Lagoon, and finally make a trip to Muhudu Maha Vihara.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Arugam Bay travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Ella to Arugam Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Pottuvil Lagoon ©
Pottuvil Lagoon
Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Kandy travel planner.

Drive from Arugam Bay to Kandy in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mirissa (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Mirissa Beach, &more) and Hikkaduwa (Saffron Robes & Hikkaduwa Beach). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, stroll through Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, and enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Galle travel planning site.

Traveling by flight from Kandy to Galle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Galle are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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