13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Hamilton, Bermuda
Fly + taxi:  29​h
1
Kandy
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
3
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Dambulla
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Hamilton, Bermuda

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: Bambaragala Viharaya (in Teldeniya), Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Elephant Freedom Project (in Kegalle). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Asgiriya Maha Viharaya.

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Hamilton, Bermuda to Kandy is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Hamilton to Kandy due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens, Bambaragala Viharaya, Elephant Freedom Project
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

3
nights
Unawatuna

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Unawatuna: Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Hikkaduwa (Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa & Hikkaduwa Beach) and Bentota Beach (in Bentota).

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Unawatuna driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Unawatuna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Unawatuna can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Galle Fort, Bentota Beach, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, then admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden, then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and finally snap pictures at Demodara Nine Arch Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mini Adams Peak, then learn more about the world around you at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ella travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Ella in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

2
nights
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
On the 15th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dhilip De Alwis, and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dambulla online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Ella to Dambulla takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Dhilip De Alwis, Minneriya National Park
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis

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