10 days in Sri Lanka, India & Dhaka City Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka, India & Dhaka City Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka, India & Dhaka City Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City, Bangladesh
bus:  16​h
1
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
3
Chennai, India
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
— 1 night
End: Dhaka City, Bangladesh


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2
nights
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Venture out of the city with trips to Negombo Beach (in Negombo), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Kalutara) and Bentota (Sea Turtle Protection Association & Bentota Beach). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, stroll around Viharamahadevi Park, make a trip to Independence Square, and see the interesting displays at Colombo National Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Colombo travel route planning site .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Colombo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. In September, daytime highs in Colombo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bentota, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Negombo Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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nights
Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kataragama Temple and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiri Vehera.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yala National Park online day trip planner .

Fly from Colombo to Yala National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Nature Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kataragama, Yala National Park
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Safaris
Kataragama Temple ©
Kataragama Temple

1
night
Chennai, India

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Raya Gopura, then don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance, then kick back and relax at Marina Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Krishna's Butter Ball, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Cave Temple, then steep yourself in history at Krishna Mandapam, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Parthasarathy Temple.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chennai online route maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yala National Park to Chennai. In September in Chennai, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Mahabalipuram
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Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Arjuna's Penance ©
Arjuna's Penance

1
night
Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): look for gifts at Kumortuli, then snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, then get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) day trip app .

Getting from Chennai to Kolkata (Calcutta) by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Dhaka City.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Museums Shopping
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Walking tours
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)

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night
Dhaka City, Bangladesh

Dhaka City ©
One of the most congested and busiest cities in the world, Dhaka has a great deal to offer for everyone's taste.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Dhakeshwari Temple, contemplate the long history of Lalbag Fort, and then take in the waterfront at Sadarghat.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dhaka City route planning tool .

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Dhaka City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dhaka City

Historic Sites
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Lalbag Fort ©
Lalbag Fort
Dhakeshwari Temple ©
Dhakeshwari Temple
Sadarghat ©
Sadarghat

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