10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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

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 2nd (Wed), make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then make a trip to Sigiriya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): make a trip to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sigiriya trip itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Sigiriya is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dambulla, Minneriya National Park
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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 4th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yala National Park holiday planning website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sigiriya to Yala National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Yala National Park sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks Nature
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

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.
On the 5th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, thenadmire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, and then look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Ella Gem & Jewelry, thentake in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, thenexpand your horizons at Honey Bee Garden, and finally take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ella trip maker.

Traveling by car from Yala National Park to Ella takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

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

2
nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Pottuvil Lagoon, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudumbigala Monastery. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Muhudu Maha Vihara, look for gifts at Rice & Carry Bags Shop, thenexplore the activities along Arugam Bay, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Arugam Bay online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ella to Arugam Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Pottuvil Lagoon ©
Pottuvil Lagoon
Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay

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 9th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, thendon't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Kandy itinerary tool.

You can drive from Arugam Bay to Kandy in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Galle.

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
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 10th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Unawatuna Devol Devalaya, kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, thenlook for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery, thencontemplate the long history of Galle Fort, and finally view the masterpieces at Pilgrims Lounge Chrishtopher Handicraft and Paint Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Galle trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Kandy to Galle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Galle, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Unawatuna
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Lak Gems & Jewellery ©
Lak Gems & Jewellery

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