10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Ella
— 1 night
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Dambulla
— 1 night
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Kandy
— 2 nights
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Mirissa
— 1 night
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Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
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Colombo
— 2 nights

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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.
To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ella vacation planner.

Bengaluru, India to Ella is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Ella

Nature · Parks · Shopping
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

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Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Sigiriya, then see where the action happens at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dambulla Cave Temple, and finally Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dambulla visit planner.

Traveling by car from Ella to Dambulla takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Dambulla Cave Temple ©
Dambulla Cave Temple

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Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): make a trip to Royal Palace of Kandy, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawattekele Sanctuary, and finally pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then take in the awesome beauty at Hanthana Mountain Range, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kandy trip planning tool.

Getting from Dambulla to Kandy by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
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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Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 30th (Wed), kick back and relax at Polhena Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mirissa travel route planner.

You can fly from Kandy to Mirissa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Polhena Beach ©
Polhena Beach

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Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
On the 31st (Thu), stroll through Sea Turtle Protection Association, kick back and relax at Bentota Beach, then kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Narigama Beach, contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, then look for gifts at Stick No Bills Poster Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hikkaduwa trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Mirissa to Hikkaduwa in 1.5 hours. In January in Hikkaduwa, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Colombo National Museum and then kick back and relax at Negombo Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then make a trip to Independence Square, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mount Lavinia Beach, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Colombo Fort.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Colombo tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hikkaduwa to Colombo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daytime highs in Colombo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum

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