10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Colombo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sigiriya
— 1 night
Drive
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Kandy
— 1 night
Fly
4
Unawatuna
— 5 nights
Fly

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Colombo

— 2 nights
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 3rd (Mon), kick back and relax at Negombo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Independence Memorial Hall.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Colombo itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Colombo is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Sigiriya

— 1 night
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 6th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Sigiriya Fortress.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sigiriya online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Colombo to Sigiriya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 7th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy online vacation maker.

You can drive from Sigiriya to Kandy in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Unawatuna

— 5 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.
Bring the kids along to Bentota Beach and Galle Fort. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Unawatuna: Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa), Mirissa (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Mirissa Beach) and Ahungalla Beach (in Ahungalla). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Unawatuna Devol Devalaya, and make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Unawatuna tour planner.

You can fly from Kandy to Unawatuna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Unawatuna, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. You will leave for home on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.