10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly
2
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Sigiriya
— 3 nights
Taxi to Colombo, Fly to Beirut

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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.
On the 23rd (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Kandy, look for gifts at Selyn, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena, then take in the awesome beauty at Hanthana Mountain Range, and finally make a trip to Kandy view point.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy day trip tool.

Beirut, Lebanon to Kandy is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to India Standard Time is 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Unawatuna

— 2 nights
Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll through Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, take in the exciting artwork at Pilgrims Lounge Chrishtopher Handicraft and Paint Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda, and finally kick back and relax at Jungle Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Unawatuna journey planner.

You can fly from Kandy to Unawatuna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Unawatuna are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ella

— 2 nights
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, then look for gifts at Ella Gem & Jewelry, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Ella Spice Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, and then admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls.

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Traveling by car from Unawatuna to Ella takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Sigiriya

— 3 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sigiriya: Dambulla (Balloon Rides, Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, &more). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Sigiriya Fortress, make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis, and view the masterpieces at Pethikada.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sigiriya online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ella to Sigiriya takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Sri Lanka travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.