10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Colombo
— 2 nights
2
Hikkaduwa
— 1 night
3
Mirissa
— 1 night
4
Hambantota
— 1 night
5
Ella
— 1 night
6
Kandy
— 2 nights

2
nights
Colombo

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 (Sun), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Colombo travel route builder site.

Hong Kong, China to Colombo is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. While traveling from Hong Kong, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Colombo, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): kick back and relax at Narigama Beach, then view the masterpieces at Saffron Robes, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hikkaduwa online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Colombo to Hikkaduwa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach
Coral Sanctuary ©
Coral Sanctuary
Saffron Robes ©
Saffron Robes

1
night
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): kick back and relax at Medawatta Beach, then make a trip to The Shrine of Our Lady of Matara, and then kick back and relax at Polhena Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mirissa online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa takes 1.5 hours. February in Mirissa sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hambantota.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Matara
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Polhena Beach ©
Polhena Beach
Medawatta Beach ©
Medawatta Beach
The Shrine of Our Lady of Matara ©
The Shrine of Our Lady of Matara

1
night
Hambantota

Hambantota
Hambantota is the main town in Hambantota District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds Research Center & Resort and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Walawe River Safari.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hambantota visit planner.

Drive from Mirissa to Hambantota in 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Hambantota are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Hambantota

Wildlife · Parks

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 7th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Ella visit website.

Traveling by car from Hambantota to Ella takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale
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Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

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.
On the 8th (Fri), browse the collection at Buddhist Publication Society and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Kandy War Cemetery.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kandy travel route planner.

Drive from Ella to Kandy in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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