10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Negombo
— 1 day
2
Dambulla
— 1 night
3
Kandy
— 3 nights
4
Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
5
Mirissa
— 1 night
6
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights

1
day
Negombo

Negombo ©
Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): make a trip to Angurukaramulla Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Negombo vacation planner.

Colombo to Negombo is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Negombo

Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Angurukaramulla Temple ©
Angurukaramulla Temple

1
night
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, then see where the action happens at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dambulla Cave Temple.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dambulla online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Negombo to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Visit Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Royal Palace of Kandy for their historical value. Kandy Lake and Udawattekele Sanctuary are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Elephant Freedom Project (in Kegalle). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, and take an in-depth tour of Raja Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Dambulla to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens, Elephant Freedom Project
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

2
nights
Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park ©
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawalawe National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): stroll through Elephant Transit Home (ETH), take an exotic tour of Lakpura, and then get to know the resident critters at Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Udawalawe National Park travel route planner.

Getting from Kandy to Udawalawe National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November in Udawalawe National Park, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage
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Lakpura ©
Lakpura
Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)

1
night
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Polhena Beach, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mirissa trip planner.

You can drive from Udawalawe National Park to Mirissa in 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

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

2
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.
On the 16th (Fri), kick back and relax at Bentota Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hikkaduwa Beach, and then stroll through Narigama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, look for gifts at Stick No Bills Poster Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church, and finally stroll through Jungle Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hikkaduwa trip planner.

Drive from Mirissa to Hikkaduwa in 1.5 hours. November in Hikkaduwa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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

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