10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly
2
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Arugam Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Trincomalee
— 1 night
Drive
5
Dambulla
— 2 nights
Taxi to Colombo, Fly to Vienna

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Kandy

— 1 night
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 27th (Tue): play a few rounds at RB Tours Srilanka, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kandy day trip planning website.

Vienna, Austria to Kandy is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Vienna to Kandy, you'll lose 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Kandy

Transportation · Golf · Tours · Outdoors

Unawatuna

— 3 nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Jungle Beach and Bentota Beach. Get in touch with nature at Sinharaja Forest Reserve and Hikkaduwa Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Unawatuna: Community Tsunami Museum (in Hikkaduwa) and Mirissa Beach (in Mirissa). There's more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and take in the spiritual surroundings of Unawatuna Devol Devalaya.

Plan my day in Unawatuna using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Kandy to Unawatuna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Unawatuna, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Arugam Bay

— 2 nights
On the 31st (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at Deergayu Acupressure Center, then contemplate the waterfront views at Arugam Bay, then delve into the distant past at Sangamankandy Pilliyar Kovil, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudumbigala Monastery. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Arugam Bay online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Unawatuna to Arugam Bay by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Arugam Bay are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Trincomalee

— 1 night
A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nilaveli Beach, and then have unforgettable encounters with NILAVELI BLUE DIVING CENTRE.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Trincomalee online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Arugam Bay to Trincomalee takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Dambulla.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Dambulla

— 2 nights
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
On the 3rd (Tue), make a trip to Sigiriya Fortress and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dambulla trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Trincomalee to Dambulla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Sri Lanka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.