10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kandy
— 1 night
2
Sigiriya
— 1 night
3
Yala National Park
— 1 night
4
Ella
— 2 nights
5
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
6
Wadduwa
— 1 night

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.
On the 27th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and then pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, browse the collection at Buddhist Publication Society, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, thenstop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally don't miss a visit to Kandy view point.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip itinerary planner.

Colombo to Kandy is an approximately 1.5-hour combination of taxi and train. You can also take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks 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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night
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 29th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis, thenmake a trip to Pidurangala Rock, and then delve into the distant past at Sigiriya.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Sigiriya tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Sigiriya takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Dhilip De Alwis
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis

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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 30th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park.

For where to stay and tourist information, go to the Yala National Park trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Sigiriya to Yala National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. January in Yala National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks Nature
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, thenindulge your taste buds at Honey Bee Garden, and finally look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): stop by Ella Gem & Jewelry, get a taste of the local shopping with Amba Estate, and then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ella road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Yala National Park to Ella takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Amba Estate
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge

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nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Unawatuna: Hikkaduwa (Community Tsunami Museum & Hikkaduwa Beach), Bentota Beach (in Bentota) and Mirissa (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Mirissa Beach). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach.

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You can drive from Ella to Unawatuna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Unawatuna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Wadduwa.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Mirissa, Galle Fort, Bentota Beach, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

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Wadduwa

Wadduwa ©
Wadduwa is a town in the Western Province of, Sri Lanka.It situated in the western coast of Sri Lanka about 33 km south of Colombo. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalutara Bodhiya, explore the world behind art at Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Wadduwa road trip site.

Traveling by car from Unawatuna to Wadduwa takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Wadduwa

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Kalutara
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Kalutara Bodhiya ©
Kalutara Bodhiya
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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