10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa), Bentota Beach (in Bentota) and Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center (in Kosgoda). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, stroll through Jungle Beach, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Unawatuna trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Unawatuna is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 2.5 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Riyadh in January, with highs in Unawatuna at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Hikkaduwa Beach, Bentota Beach, Galle Fort, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

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 20th (Mon), explore the activities along Kandy Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, thenmake a trip to Kandy view point, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kandy trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Unawatuna to Kandy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yala National Park.

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
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.
On the 21st (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yala National Park attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Yala National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Yala National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks Nature
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, thentake in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, thenadmire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden, and finally stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ella trip builder site.

You can drive from Yala National Park to Ella in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden

1
night
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 23rd (Thu): stroll through Udawalawe National Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Udawalawe National Park trip planning app.

Getting from Ella to Udawalawe National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

2
nights
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 24th (Fri), stroll through Dhilip De Alwis, thendon't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, and then delve into the distant past at Sigiriya. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dambulla Cave Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then view the masterpieces at Pethikada.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sigiriya trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Udawalawe National Park to Sigiriya takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Habarana, 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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