10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + taxi:  9​h 45​min
1
Bentota
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
3
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Dambulla
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bentota road trip planning site .

Singapore, Singapore to Bentota is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Singapore to Bentota, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. December in Bentota sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ahungalla Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

3
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Bring the kids along to Jungle Beach and Mirissa Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Unawatuna: Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mirissa).

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Unawatuna travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bentota to Unawatuna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery, Galle Fort, Hikkaduwa Beach
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

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 17th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and then take in the views from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge.

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Do a combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Ella in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

Discover how to plan a Kandy trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Ella to Kandy in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

3
nights
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): make a trip to Sigiriya, then take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada, and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, then browse the exhibits of Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dambulla trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kandy to Dambulla takes 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Pinnawala, Dhilip De Alwis
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis

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