13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Pune
+4
train + bus + foot + Fly + taxi:  12​h
1
Ella
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Kandy
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
4
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Bentota
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  4​h
6
Arugam Bay
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Pune

1
day
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 7th (Fri), learn more about the world around you at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ella trip maker .

Pune, India to Ella is an approximately 12-hour combination of train, flight, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Spas
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Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Spas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Sigiriya. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, then see the interesting displays at Sigiriya Museum, then examine the collection at Pethikada, and finally Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sigiriya route planner .

Drive from Ella to Sigiriya in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

1
night
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
On the 10th (Mon), explore the activities along Kandy Lake, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kandy travel planner.

You can drive from Sigiriya to Kandy in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

2
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
On the 11th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mihiripenna Beach, and then kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Unawatuna trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Unawatuna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Unawatuna are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Hikkaduwa Beach, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

2
nights
Bentota

The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach, then kick back and relax at Bentota Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Protection Association.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bentota trip builder site .

You can drive from Unawatuna to Bentota in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Bentota can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Community Tsunami Museum, Ahungalla Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

3
nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudumbigala Monastery, then enjoy the sea views from Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, then explore the activities along Arugam Bay, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Bentota to Arugam Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay
Muhudu Maha Vihara ©
Muhudu Maha Vihara

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