10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly + Taxi:  19​h 30​min
1
Sigiriya
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Ella
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2​h 45​min
3
Mirissa
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
5
Colombo
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Tallinn

1
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 (Fri), don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock and then identify plant and animal life at Dhilip De Alwis. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, view the masterpieces at Pethikada, and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

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Tallinn, Estonia to Sigiriya is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallinn to Sigiriya is 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and then take in the views from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Ella route planning app .

You can drive from Sigiriya to Ella in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Ella

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

1
night
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 2nd (Mon), look for gifts at LAZY.RIDE, then kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mirissa planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ella to Mirissa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. December in Mirissa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
LAZY.RIDE ©
LAZY.RIDE

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 (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanical Gardens, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kandy trip tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mirissa to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

4
nights
Colombo

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colombo: Jungle Beach (in Unawatuna), Galle Fort (in Galle) and Negombo (Negombo Beach & Selyn). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, stroll around Galle Face Green, enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Colombo online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Kandy to Colombo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Negombo, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Bentota Beach, Galle Fort, Jungle Beach
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

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