10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Colombo
— 2 nights
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Kandy
— 1 night
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Sigiriya
— 1 night
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Tissamaharama
— 1 night
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Ella
— 1 night
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Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
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Galle
— 2 nights

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Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stroll around Galle Face Green and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Colombo visit app.

Bengaluru, India to Colombo is an approximately 5-hour flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in January; daily highs in Colombo reach 37°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Negombo
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

1
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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 14th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Kandy, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kandy road trip website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Colombo to Kandy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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

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Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
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.
On the 15th (Tue), make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, then explore the galleries of Pethikada, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

Find out how to plan Sigiriya trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Kandy to Sigiriya in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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night
Tissamaharama

Tissamaharama ©
Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park.

To plan Tissamaharama vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Sigiriya to Tissamaharama takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Tissamaharama, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Yala National Park
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

1
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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 17th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Nine Arches Bridge, then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, and finally make a trip to Kinellan Tea Factory.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ella day trip app.

You can drive from Tissamaharama to Ella in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

1
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Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Udawalawe National Park route planner.

Getting from Ella to Udawalawe National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January in Udawalawe National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

2
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Galle

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 19th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stroll through Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Hikkaduwa Beach and then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Galle trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Udawalawe National Park to Galle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, Hikkaduwa Beach, Jungle Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach

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