12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly + Taxi:  15 h 30 min
1
Ella
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Unawatuna
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
3
Tissamaharama
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Warsaw

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Little Adam's Peak and Ella Rock. Step off the beaten path and head to Honey Bee Garden and Mini Adams Peak. When in Ella, make a side trip to see Diyaluma Falls in Koslanda, approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, take in the views from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, stop by Ella Gem & Jewelry, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ella travel route planning tool .

Warsaw, Poland to Ella is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Warsaw to Ella is 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Diyaluma Falls
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Diyaluma Falls ©
Diyaluma Falls
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden

4
nights
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.
Relax by the water at Jungle Beach and Mihiripenna Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Spas & Wellness. Explore Unawatuna's surroundings by going to Bentota (Bentota Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Beruwala Beach (in Beruwala) and Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center (in Kosgoda).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Unawatuna vacation planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ella to Unawatuna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. January in Unawatuna sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bentota, Cara Jewellers, Ahungalla Beach, Beruwala Beach, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa
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Spas & Wellness
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

4
nights
Tissamaharama

Tissamaharama ©
Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bundala National Park and Off-Road Tours. Get outdoors at Udawalawe National Park and Safaris. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Kirinda Viharaya.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Tissamaharama trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Tissamaharama takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Tissamaharama can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Udawalawe National Park, Bundala National Park, Kirinda Viharaya
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Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Safaris
Off-Road Tours

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