11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Kandy
— 1 night
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Dambulla
— 2 nights
3
Ella
— 2 nights
4
Yala National Park
— 1 night
5
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
6
Galle
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 5th (Tue), stroll through Royal Botanical Gardens, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then make a trip to Degaldoruwa Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Kandy holiday planner.

Doha, Qatar to Kandy is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 2.5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Water Body
Kandy Lake
3.9

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 6th (Wed), make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, then delve into the distant past at Sigiriya Fortress, and then view the masterpieces at Pethikada. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then don't miss a visit to Dambulla Cave Temple.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dambulla online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Dambulla takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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Must see
Sigiriya Fortress
4.6
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Landmark
Pidurangala Rock
4.8

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, and then indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden, then take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and finally look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ella day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Dambulla to Ella takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes · Shopping
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Geologic Formation
Ella Rock
4.8

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yala National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from Ella to Yala National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Nature · Parks
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National Park
Yala National Park
2.7

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Udawalawe National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yala National Park to Udawalawe National Park takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Galle.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galle: Bentota Beach (in Bentota) and Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Galle travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Udawalawe National Park to Galle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Galle Fort
4.4

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