13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
2
Ella
— 2 nights
3
Yala National Park
— 2 nights
4
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
5
Kandy
— 3 nights

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: Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa), Mirissa (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Mirissa Beach) and Bentota Beach (in Bentota). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery, steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, and stroll through Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Unawatuna trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Unawatuna is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Unawatuna is 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cairo in April, with highs in Unawatuna at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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
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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: fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dambulla, Minneriya National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and stroll through Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kandy holiday tool.

Drive from Sigiriya to Kandy in 3 hours. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Aluth Nuwara Dadimunda Devalaya, Dawson Tower, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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