10 days in South Asia Itinerary

10 days in South Asia Itinerary

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Hikkaduwa
— 1 night
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Kitulgala
— 1 night
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Kandy
— 1 night
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Dambulla
— 1 night
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Sigiriya
— 1 night
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Polonnaruwa
— 2 nights
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Yapahuwa
— 1 night
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Colombo
— 1 night

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Hikkaduwa

— 1 night
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Naga Viharaya. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach, browse the exhibits of Tsunami Photo Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Narigama Beach, then stop by Cara Jewellers, and finally view the masterpieces at Pilgrims Lounge Chrishtopher Handicraft and Paint Gallery.

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Colombo to Hikkaduwa is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Hikkaduwa sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Kitulgala.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks · Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kitulgala

— 1 night
Kitulgala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka. On the 24th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Belilena Cave, then take a peaceful walk through Makandawa Forest Reserve, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Aberdeen Falls.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kitulgala trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hikkaduwa to Kitulgala takes 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kitulgala are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Kitulgala

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

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Kandy

— 1 night
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy War Cemetery, then stroll through Udawattekele Sanctuary, then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Kundasale.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Kitulgala to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Dambulla

— 1 night
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see Off-Road Tours and then admire the natural beauty at Popham's Arboretum.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dambulla day trip planning app.

You can drive from Kandy to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Dambulla

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Sigiriya

— 1 night
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stop by Sigiriya Craft Village, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Lion's Paws - Sigiriya.

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Sigiriya is just a stone's throw from Dambulla. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Polonnaruwa.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Polonnaruwa

— 2 nights
Lying 216 km (134 mi) from Colombo, Polonnaruwa offers a rich history second in Sri Lanka only to Arunadhapura.
On the 28th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Sathmahal Prasada, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hatadage, then steep yourself in history at Lankathilaka Image House, and finally make a trip to Somawathiya Stupa. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Thivanka Image House, appreciate the history behind Polonnaruwa Vatadage, then explore the ancient world of King’s Council Chamber, then contemplate the long history of Gal Potha, and finally contemplate the long history of Dalada Maluwa.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Polonnaruwa sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Sigiriya to Polonnaruwa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yapahuwa.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

Historic Sites

Yapahuwa

— 1 night
Yapahuwa was one of the ephemeral capitals of medieval Sri Lanka. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Yapahuwa, take an in-depth tour of Yapahuwa Ancient Kingdom, and then contemplate the long history of Yapahuwa Rock Fortress.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yapahuwa online day trip planner.

Getting from Polonnaruwa to Yapahuwa by car takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Colombo.

Things to do in Yapahuwa

Historic Sites · Museums

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Colombo

— 1 night
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St Anthony's Shrine, then look for gifts at Vogue Jewellers (Pvt) Ltd, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally head outdoors with Diyatha Uyana.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Colombo itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yapahuwa to Colombo in 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping