13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cairo
Fly:  12 h
1
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Yala National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
4
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Kandy
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Cairo

2
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Unawatuna: Mirissa (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Mirissa Beach), Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa) and Bentota Beach (in Bentota). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, tour the pleasant surroundings at Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, and stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Unawatuna trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Unawatuna is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Cairo to Unawatuna. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in April: high temperatures in Unawatuna hover around 39°C and lows are around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 24th (Fri), look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, thentake in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, thentake in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya, take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, and then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Ella visit website.

Getting from Unawatuna to Ella by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes

Side Trip

Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya
Highlights from your plan
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge

2
nights
Yala National Park

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 26th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiri Vehera and then explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yala National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Ella to Yala National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Kiri Vehera
Highlights from your plan
Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Safaris
Kiri Vehera ©
Kiri Vehera

2
nights
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.
On the 28th (Tue), make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, thenHead underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then delve into the distant past at Sigiriya. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

Before you visit Sigiriya, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Yala National Park to Sigiriya takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dambulla, Minneriya National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla

3
nights
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Get out of town with these interesting Kandy side-trips: Aluth Nuwara Dadimunda Devalaya (in Mawanella), Dawson Tower (in Kadugannawa) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kandy tour planner.

Traveling by car from Sigiriya to Kandy takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Aluth Nuwara Dadimunda Devalaya, Dawson Tower, Royal Botanical Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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

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