13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Galle
— 3 nights
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Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
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Yala National Park
— 1 night
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Ella
— 2 nights
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Sigiriya
— 2 nights
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Pinnawala
— 1 night
7
Kandy
— 2 nights

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Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galle: Mirissa (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Mirissa Beach, &more) and Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and stroll through Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Galle, use our trip itinerary maker.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Galle is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Galle are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

1
night
Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawalawe National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Udawalawe National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Galle to Udawalawe National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Udawalawe National Park are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yala National Park online attractions planner.

Drive from Udawalawe National Park to Yala National Park in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and finally view the masterpieces at I Love Ceylon Gallery. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, then snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ella trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Yala National Park to Ella in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes
Highlights from your plan
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge

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 17th (Wed), stroll through Dhilip De Alwis, make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, and then explore the ancient world of Sigiriya. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dambulla Royal Cave Temple, explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then see the sights as you ascend with Sri Lanka Tour by Asanka.

Discover how to plan a Sigiriya trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Ella to Sigiriya takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pinnawala.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Dambulla, Dhilip De Alwis
Highlights from your plan
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

1
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Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Polgahawela, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, then take in the exciting artwork at Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium, and finally identify plant and animal life at See Lanka Travels.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Pinnawala vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Sigiriya to Pinnawala in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In February, daily temperatures in Pinnawala can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Polgahawela, See Lanka Travels
Highlights from your plan
See Lanka Travels ©
See Lanka Travels
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Polgahawela ©
Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Polgahawela

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Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then make a trip to Galmaduwa temple kandy, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip maker site.

You can drive from Pinnawala to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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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