11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Bentota
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Mirissa
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
6
Nuwara Eliya
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h
End: Mumbai

1
night
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Protection Association. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bentota online day trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Bentota is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Mumbai in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Bentota, with highs around 36°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Sea Turtle Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©

2
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hikkaduwa Beach and then stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Unawatuna route planner .

Drive from Bentota to Unawatuna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Unawatuna can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Mirissa.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Galle Fort, Hikkaduwa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

3
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 12th (Tue), relax in the rural setting at Nandana Tea Factory, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Polhena Beach, look for gifts at LAZY.RIDE, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mirissa trip maker site .

Mirissa is just a short distance from Unawatuna. In November, daily temperatures in Mirissa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Polhena Beach, Nandana Tea Factory
Highlights from your plan
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Polhena Beach ©
Polhena Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 14th (Thu): explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kandy day trip planner.

Getting from Mirissa to Kandy by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

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

1
night
Yala National Park

One of the most popular national parks in the country, Yala National Park boasts a wide variety of animals, and does important work in conserving and growing populations.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiri Vehera and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yala National Park tour itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Kandy to Yala National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Yala National Park sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Kiri Vehera
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Kiri Vehera ©
Kiri Vehera

2
nights
Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Family-friendly places like Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple and Ambewela Farms will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Horton Plains National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sita Temple, admire the sheer force of Mohini falls, and explore the activities along Kande-ela Reservoir.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nuwara Eliya trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Yala National Park to Nuwara Eliya takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple ©
Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple
Ambewela Farms ©
Ambewela Farms

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