11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Colombo
— 4 nights
train + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Beruwala
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Galle
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
4
Pinnawala
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Singapore

4
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Stone 'N' String or Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct. Visit Negombo Beach and Mount Lavinia Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Barefoot, browse the different shops at Arcade Independence Square, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and appreciate the history behind Independence Memorial Hall.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Colombo trip generator.

Singapore, Singapore to Colombo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Colombo. In November, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Beruwala.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
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Stone 'N' String ©
Stone 'N' String
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach

1
night
Beruwala

Beruwala ©
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bentota Beach and then stop by Dara Gems and Jewellery.

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Drive from Colombo to Beruwala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Beruwala can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Beruwala

Classes Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Bentota Beach
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Dara Gems & Jewellery ©
Dara Gems & Jewellery
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Visit Jungle Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach for some beach relaxation. Shop till you drop at Exotic Roots and Stick No Bills Poster Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Mirissa Beach in Mirissa (about 52 minutes away). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, kick back and relax at Unawatuna Beach, and stop by Orchid House.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Galle sightseeing planner.

Drive from Beruwala to Galle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pinnawala.

Things to do in Galle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jungle Beach, Hikkaduwa Beach, Mirissa Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

3
nights
Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, then stop by Gamini Gem & Jewellery, then steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, look for gifts at Kandy City Center, and then explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pinnawala trip builder.

Traveling by car from Galle to Pinnawala takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or take a train. December in Pinnawala sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 9th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Kandy, Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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