11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Galle
— 4 nights
2
Ella
— 2 nights
3
Kandy
— 3 nights
4
Colombo
— 1 night

4
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bentota Beach (in Bentota), Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Hikkaduwa (Hikkaduwa Beach, Community Tsunami Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the galleries of Saffron Robes, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Galle road trip planning tool.

Bengaluru, India to Galle is an approximately 7-hour flight. In December, Galle is a bit warmer than Bengaluru - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Mirissa, Bentota Beach, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle 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 29th (Sun): stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, and then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Nine Arches Bridge and then admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ella travel route planner.

Drive from Galle to Ella in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Ella

Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella 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.
Explore Kandy's surroundings by going to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Matale (Sri Muthumariamman Temple & Euphoria Spice and Herbal). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, get a new perspective on nature at Natural Gems and Gemmological Museum, make a trip to Kandy view point, and appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kandy driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ella to Kandy takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Matale, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens, Knuckles Forest Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

1
night
Colombo

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
On the 3rd (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then stroll around Galle Face Green, and finally look for gifts at Salie's Fine Jewelry & Gem Stones.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Colombo trip planning tool.

Getting from Kandy to Colombo by combination of train and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In January in Colombo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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