10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Colombo
— 1 night
2
Bentota
— 2 nights
3
Galle
— 1 night
4
Ella
— 1 night
5
Kandy
— 2 nights
6
Sigiriya
— 1 night
7
Colombo
— Few hours

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Sat), examine the collection at Colombo National Museum, stop by Stone 'N' String, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Seema Malakaya Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Colombo trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Colombo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from New Delhi in November since evenings lows in Colombo dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Seema Malakaya Temple ©
Seema Malakaya Temple
Stone 'N' String ©
Stone 'N' String

2
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): kick back and relax at Bentota Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Barberyn Island Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kowilawatta Temple, and finally stroll through Sea Turtle Protection Association.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bentota online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Colombo to Bentota in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. November in Bentota sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Galle.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Barberyn Island Lighthouse, Kowilawatta Temple, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center
Highlights from your plan
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association

1
night
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Lihiniya Gems, then pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church, and then stroll through Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Galle tour planner.

Getting from Bentota to Galle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Galle

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mirissa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dutch Reformed Church ©
Dutch Reformed Church
Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara ©
Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, and then stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ella route tool.

Traveling by car from Galle to Ella takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Ella are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

2
nights
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 22nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy War Cemetery.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kandy trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ella to Kandy in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis and then explore the galleries of Pethikada.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sigiriya sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Sigiriya takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Colombo.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Habarana
Highlights from your plan
Dambulla Cave Temple ©
Dambulla Cave Temple
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis
Pethikada ©
Pethikada

few
hours
Colombo

Colombo ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anthony's Shrine.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Colombo day trip website.

Getting from Sigiriya to Colombo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St Anthony's Shrine ©
St Anthony's Shrine

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