11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Colombo
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
Mirissa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Hikkaduwa
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): stop by DIANA Souvenirs, tour the pleasant surroundings at Negombo Beach, make a trip to Independence Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and finally stroll around Galle Face Green. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, kick back and relax at Mount Lavinia Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Colombo trip planner .

Bengaluru, India to Colombo is an approximately 6-hour flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bengaluru in December: high temperatures in Colombo hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Negombo
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Mount Lavinia Beach ©
Mount Lavinia Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©

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 24th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and finally appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Ceylon Tea Museum, stroll the grounds of Kandy War Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Kandy view point.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kandy online day trip planner .

You can fly from Colombo to Kandy in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Mirissa.

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
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

1
night
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): look for gifts at LAZY.RIDE.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mirissa route maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Mirissa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Spas
Swim with Dolphins

4
nights
Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hikkaduwa Beach and Narigama Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Hikkaduwa side-trips: Bentota Beach (in Bentota), Jungle Beach (in Unawatuna) and Galle (Galle Fort & Sinharaja Forest Reserve). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Tsunami Honganji Vihara, examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kowilawatta Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hikkaduwa tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Mirissa to Hikkaduwa in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Galle, Kowilawatta Temple, Bentota Beach, Jungle Beach
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

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