10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + Taxi:  9 h
1
Anuradhapura
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Kalkudah
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
4
Tissamaharama
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  1 h
5
Kandy
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Abhayagiri Dagaba and Mihintale. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Isurumuniya Temple and Tissa Wewa. The adventure continues: make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, admire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya, delve into the distant past at Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Anuradhapura route planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Anuradhapura is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Parks
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Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba

1
night
Kalkudah

Kalkudah ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stroll through Passikudah Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kalkudah trip builder website.

Drive from Anuradhapura to Kalkudah in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Passikudah Beach ©
Passikudah Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock and then don't miss a visit to Sigiriya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, then don't miss a visit to Dambulla Cave Temple, and finally look for gifts at Lanka Silks.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sigiriya trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kalkudah to Sigiriya takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Tissa Wewa and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tissamaharama online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Sigiriya to Tissamaharama in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Tissa Wewa ©
Tissa Wewa

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the activities along Kandy Lake, stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena, and finally look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kandy journey planning app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Tissamaharama to Kandy takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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