10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Taxi:  14​h
1
Kandy
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h
2
Galle
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 30​min
3
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: London

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Elephant Freedom Project and Kandy Garrison Cemetery. Go for a jaunt from Kandy to Matale to see Knuckles Mountain Range about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy War Cemetery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy road trip website .

London, UK to Kandy is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from London to Kandy. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Elephant Freedom Project, Knuckles Mountain Range
Highlights from your plan
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Elephant Freedom Project ©
Elephant Freedom Project
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church, then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, then browse the exhibits of Pilgrims Lounge Chrishtopher Handicraft and Paint Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Cara Jewellers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya, then kick back and relax at Narigama Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naga Viharaya.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Galle vacation planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Galle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Galle are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa
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Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach
Dutch Reformed Church ©
Dutch Reformed Church
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

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 31st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Trail Ella, admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, then take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Ella trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Galle to Ella in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden

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.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yala National Park holiday maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ella to Yala National Park. In December, daytime highs in Yala National Park are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

2
nights
Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
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 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sigiriya driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Yala National Park to Sigiriya in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Golden Temple of Dambulla, Safaris
Highlights from your plan
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Safaris

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