11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Kullu
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Pinnawala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Netolpitiya
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mirissa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kosgoda
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Kullu

2
nights
Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Freedom Project. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Millennium Elephant Foundation and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pinnawala trip itinerary builder.

Kullu, India to Pinnawala is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In December, daytime highs in Pinnawala are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Netolpitiya.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kegalle
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Elephant Freedom Project ©
Elephant Freedom Project
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Millennium Elephant Foundation ©
Millennium Elephant Foundation

2
nights
Netolpitiya

Netolpitiya ©
Most people take a trip to Netolpitiya to enjoy a classic beach holiday.
On the 13th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bundala National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Tangalle Lagoon, explore the galleries of Indika Art Gallery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Netolpitiya holiday planner.

Drive from Pinnawala to Netolpitiya in 5 hours. December in Netolpitiya sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Netolpitiya

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Tangalle, Bundala National Park
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Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©
Tangalle Lagoon ©
Tangalle Lagoon

3
nights
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
We've included these beaches for you: Mirissa Beach and Jungle Beach. Head to Lihiniya Gems and Embarkfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Galle (Stick No Bills Poster Gallery & Cara Jewellers). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Mirissa tour planner.

Traveling by car from Netolpitiya to Mirissa takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Kosgoda.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Galle, Jungle Beach
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Speed Boats Tours
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

2
nights
Kosgoda

Kosgoda ©
On the 18th (Mon), stop by Dara Gems and Jewellery and then stroll through Bentota Beach. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, then kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach, then see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Tsunami Photo Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Kosgoda trip planner.

You can drive from Mirissa to Kosgoda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kosgoda

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Dara Gems & Jewellery, Community Tsunami Museum, Bentota Beach, Ahungalla Beach, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project ©

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