10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly + Taxi:  10 h 15 min
1
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Sigiriya
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Tissamaharama
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1 h
5
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
6
Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Abu Dhabi

2
nights
Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, then admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya, and then make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Ritigala Forest Monastery and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Isurumuniya Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Anuradhapura trip itinerary maker tool .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Anuradhapura is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Abu Dhabi to Anuradhapura due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Ritigala Forest Monastery ©
Ritigala Forest Monastery
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba

1
night
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 2nd (Sun): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then explore the ancient world of Sigiriya.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sigiriya visit planner.

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Sigiriya in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Safaris
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yala National Park tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Sigiriya to Yala National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Yala National Park can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

1
night
Tissamaharama

Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
On the 4th (Tue), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tissamaharama trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yala National Park to Tissamaharama. February in Tissamaharama sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Safaris

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.
On the 5th (Wed), admire all the interesting features of Royal Botanical Gardens, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kandy road trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Tissamaharama to Kandy in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

3
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Mirissa Beach and Ahungalla Beach. Get in touch with nature at Jungle Beach and Bentota Beach. There's still lots to do: stroll through Hikkaduwa Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hikkaduwa trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Hikkaduwa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February in Hikkaduwa, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Jungle Beach, Mirissa Beach, Bentota Beach, Ahungalla Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

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