13 days in South Asia Itinerary

13 days in South Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka Trip Planner

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Colombo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nuwara Eliya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ella
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mirissa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Negombo
— 2 nights
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Colombo

— 2 nights
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 3rd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple and then stroll around Galle Face Green. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Colombo trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport and Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Sigiriya

— 2 nights
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 5th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple of Dambulla and then explore the ancient world of Sigiriya Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sigiriya trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colombo to Sigiriya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Nuwara Eliya

— 2 nights

Little England

Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Kande-ela Reservoir, then explore the striking landscape of Horton Plains National Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sita Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Gregory Lake, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country, and then stroll around Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nuwara Eliya online holiday maker.

Drive from Sigiriya to Nuwara Eliya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Ella

— 2 nights
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Nine Arches Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and then admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ella trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Nuwara Eliya to Ella by car takes about 2 hours. November in Ella sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes

Mirissa

— 2 nights
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 11th (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Nandana Tea Factory, tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Point, and then go for a walk through Coconut Tree Hill.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mirissa trip planner.

Drive from Ella to Mirissa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Mirissa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Negombo.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Negombo

— 2 nights

Little Rome

Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
Escape the urban bustle at See Lanka Travels and Muthurajawela Marsh. St. Anne’s Church and St. Sebastian’s Church will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Negombo: Thaniwalla Devalaya (in Pannipitiya) and Munneshwaram Hindu temple (in Chilaw). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, and stop by DIANA Souvenirs.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Negombo trip builder site.

You can drive from Mirissa to Negombo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Negombo

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips