12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  5 h
1
Bentota
— 2 nights
Taxi + Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Sigiriya
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Colombo
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Bentota Bazaar, thensee majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Protection Association.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bentota trip maker tool.

Mumbai, India to Bentota is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. In May in Bentota, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Community Tsunami Museum
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association

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 26th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Royal Botanical Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, thenstop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kandy itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Bentota to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sigiriya.

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

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 27th (Wed): browse for treasures at sigiri art gallery, thenmake a trip to Pidurangala Rock, thendelve into the distant past at Sigiriya, and finally explore the galleries of Pethikada.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sigiriya trip itinerary site.

Drive from Kandy to Sigiriya in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock
Pethikada ©
Pethikada

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 28th (Thu), look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, thenadmire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden, thentake in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and finally make a trip to Nine Arches Bridge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ella vacation maker.

Getting from Sigiriya to Ella by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge

3
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Bring the kids along to Galle Fort and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore Unawatuna's surroundings by going to Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dress Palace) and Hikkaduwa (Hikkaduwa Beach & Saffron Robes). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Mihiripenna Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Unawatuna trip site.

Traveling by car from Ella to Unawatuna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 1st (Mon), appreciate the history behind Independence Memorial Hall, make a trip to Independence Square, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach, and finally stop by DIANA Souvenirs. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Colombo route planner.

Getting from Unawatuna to Colombo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Negombo
Highlights from your plan
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Safaris

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