11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Singapore
plane:  4​h 30​min
1
Dambulla
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Udawalawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Galle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pidurangala Rock, Sigiriya World Heritage Site and Minneriya National Park. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Sigiriya World Heritage Site, don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, and then explore the fascinating underground world of The Golden Temple.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dambulla trip itinerary app .

Singapore, Singapore to Dambulla is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Dambulla

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Minneriya National Park
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Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Sigiriya World Heritage Site
Sigiriya World Heritage Site
The Golden Temple ©
The Golden Temple

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Halpewatte Tea Factory, Little Adam's Peak and Ella Rock. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): savor a delicious cup with Halpewatte Tea Factory and then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, then snap pictures at Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, then make a trip to Demodara Loop, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Dunhinda Falls.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ella trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Dambulla to Ella in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Udawalawa.

Things to do in Ella

#Nature, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trip

Dunhinda Falls
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Halpewatte Tea Factory ©
Halpewatte Tea Factory
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge

2
nights
Udawalawa

Udawalawa ©
Step out of Udawalawa with an excursion to Udawalawe National Park in Uda Walawe National Park--about 32 minutes away.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Udawalawa trip planning tool .

You can drive from Ella to Udawalawa in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. You'll set off for Rekawa on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Udawalawa

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Udawalawe National Park
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Udawalawe National Park ©
Udawalawe National Park

2
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Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Sea Turtle Hatchery Centre Mahamodara has been added to your itinerary. On the 15th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery Centre Mahamodara, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, and then kick back and relax at Bentota Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Galle trip planner .

Traveling by car from Udawalawa to Galle takes 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Galle can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Bentota Beach, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Hikkaduwa Beach, Mihiripenna Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach

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.
For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Colombo trip planner .

Getting from Galle to Colombo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Colombo

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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