4 days in Pannipitiya, Ella & Arugam Bay Itinerary

4 days in Pannipitiya, Ella & Arugam Bay Itinerary

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Pannipitiya
— 1 day
Drive
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Ella
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arugam Bay
— 1 night
Taxi to Batticaloa, Fly to Diyawanna Oya

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Pannipitiya

Pannipitiya is a suburb of Colombo city. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): walk around Diyasaru Park and then make a trip to Sri Jayawardanapura City.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pannipitiya vacation builder website.

Colombo to Pannipitiya is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In July in Pannipitiya, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Pannipitiya

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, and finally stop by I Love Ceylon Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Nine Arches Bridge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ella online journey planner.

You can drive from Pannipitiya to Ella in 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ella are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Spas · Tours

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Arugam Bay

Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sangamankandy Pilliyar Kovil, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then contemplate the waterfront views at Arugam Bay, and finally explore the activities along Pottuvil Lagoon.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Arugam Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Ella to Arugam Bay in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Parks · Nature · Spas · Historic Sites