10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1​h
3
Galle
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 30​min
4
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Arugam Bay
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  4​h
6
Dambulla
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
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 more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Colombo trip itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Colombo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. In August, daytime highs in Colombo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara

1
night
Kandy

Kandy ©
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 24th (Sat): make a trip to Royal Botanical Gardens, then pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy journey maker site .

Fly from Colombo to Kandy in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

1
night
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, then stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery, then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pilgrims Lounge Chrishtopher Handicraft and Paint Gallery.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Galle journey maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Galle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Galle can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Unawatuna
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

2
nights
Ella

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
On the 26th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, and then snap pictures at Demodara Nine Arch Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, then look for gifts at Ella Gem & Jewelry, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Bandarawela.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ella trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Galle to Ella in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Ella, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Nine Arch Bridge ©
Nine Arch Bridge

1
night
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
On the 28th (Wed), look for gifts at Rice & Carry Bags Shop, explore the activities along Arugam Bay, then visit a coastal fixture at Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudumbigala Monastery.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Arugam Bay online day trip planner .

You can drive from Ella to Arugam Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Arugam Bay are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors
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Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay

3
nights
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Explore Dambulla's surroundings by going to Euphoria Spice and Herbal (in Matale), Minneriya National Park (in Habarana) and Pidurangala Rock (in Sigiriya). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and identify plant and animal life at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dambulla trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Arugam Bay to Dambulla by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Dhilip De Alwis, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Minneriya National Park, Euphoria Spice and Herbal
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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