10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Taxi:  9​h 15​min
1
Kandy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Nuwara Eliya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  4​h 15​min
5
Galle
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Dubai

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 (Sun): make a trip to Royal Botanical Gardens, browse for treasures at Sriya & Daya Curio Shop, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, make a trip to Degaldoruwa Temple, then look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asgiriya Maha Viharaya. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawattekele Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Kandy online tour itinerary planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kandy is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

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

2
nights
Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Horton Plains National Park, explore the activities along Kande-ela Reservoir, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sita Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Xavier's Church, then stop by Mackwoods Tea Centre, and finally relax in the rural setting at Bluefield Tea Gardens.

Plan my day in Nuwara Eliya using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Sita Temple ©
Sita Temple
Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
St. Xavier's Church ©
St. Xavier's Church

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, then snap pictures at Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, then stop by Ella Gem & Jewelry, and finally get a new perspective on nature at R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

You can plan Ella trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Nuwara Eliya to Ella by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks Shopping
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Gem & Jewelry ©
Ella Gem & Jewelry
Nine Arch Bridge ©
Nine Arch Bridge

1
night
Yala National Park

Yala National Park
One of the most popular national parks in the country, Yala National Park boasts a wide variety of animals, and does important work in conserving and growing populations.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yala National Park online trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ella to Yala National Park. In December, daily temperatures in Yala National Park can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel to Galle.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Jungle Beach and Mirissa Beach. Tsunami Photo Museum and Saffron Robes Gallery and Studio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Galle's surroundings by going to Bentota Beach (in Bentota) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mirissa). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery, explore the galleries of EXOTIC ROOTS, and stroll through Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Galle route maker tool .

Traveling by bus from Yala National Park to Galle takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Unawatuna, Saffron Robes, Bentota Beach, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

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