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 + taxi:  7​h 15​min
1
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h
2
Galle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Mirissa
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
4
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
6
Dambulla
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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 15th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then make a trip to Kandy view point, and finally don't miss a visit to Royal Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kandy day trip planning app .

Mumbai, India to Kandy is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can 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

2
nights
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 16th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Saffron Robes Gallery and Studio, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach, then look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery, and finally contemplate the long history of Galle Fort. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, then kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Galle trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Galle in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In February in Galle, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

2
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 18th (Tue), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, experience rural life at Nandana Tea Factory, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Snake Farm.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mirissa itinerary maker .

You can drive from Galle to Mirissa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. February in Mirissa sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Snake Farm, Nandana Tea Factory
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Nandana Tea Factory ©
Nandana Tea Factory
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, snap pictures at Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ella trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Mirissa to Ella in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

1
night
Yala National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Yala National Park holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ella to Yala National Park. In February, daily temperatures in Yala National Park can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks Nature
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

2
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis, explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, view the masterpieces at Pethikada, then don't miss a visit to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, and finally soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

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Fly from Yala National Park to Dambulla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Dhilip De Alwis
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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