10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Karachi
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Colombo
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  1 h
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
3
Galle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Yala National Park
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
6
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Karachi

1
night
Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
On the 1st (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Ganeshism Studio Gallery.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Colombo trip itinerary builder site.

Karachi, Pakistan to Colombo is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Karachi to Colombo due to the time zone difference. July in Colombo sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena, thenlook for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, thenmake a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy road trip website.

Do a combination of taxi and train from Colombo to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Galle.

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
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 4th (Sat), look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery, enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, stroll through Jungle Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Galle trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Kandy to Galle by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Mirissa
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, thenlearn and have fun at Honey Bee Garden, thentake in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and finally take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Ella Gem & Jewelry, look for gifts at Amba Estate, and then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock.

For maps and tourist information, refer to the Ella trip builder.

Traveling by car from Galle to Ella takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Ella can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Amba Estate
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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
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 8th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yala National Park online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ella to Yala National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Yala National Park can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks Nature
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis, thenmake a trip to Pidurangala Rock, and then don't miss a visit to Sigiriya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sigiriya online vacation planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Yala National Park to Sigiriya in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Minneriya National Park, Dhilip De Alwis
Highlights from your plan
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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