10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
2
Kitulgala
— 1 night
3
Kandy
— 1 night
4
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
5
Polonnaruwa
— 1 night
6
Colombo
— 2 nights

2
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Galle Fort and Naga Viharaya. Escape the urban bustle at Jungle Beach and Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara. Change things up with these side-trips from Hikkaduwa: Cara Jewellers (in Galle) and Unawatuna Devol Devalaya (in Unawatuna). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Tsunami Photo Museum, view the masterpieces at Saffron Robes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, and get outside with Sadee tours.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hikkaduwa holiday planning website.

Colombo to Hikkaduwa is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Hikkaduwa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kitulgala.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Galle, Unawatuna, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa ©
Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa

1
night
Kitulgala

Kitulgala
Kitulgala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Makandawa Forest Reserve, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Nalagana Ella Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Aberdeen Falls.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kitulgala road trip app.

You can drive from Hikkaduwa to Kitulgala in 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kitulgala are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Kitulgala

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Aberdeen Falls

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.
On the 29th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanical Gardens, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, thenlook for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

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You can drive from Kitulgala to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sigiriya.

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

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.
On the 30th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, thendelve into the distant past at Sigiriya, thenview the masterpieces at Pethikada, and finally don't miss a visit to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs. On the next day, savor the flavors at Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre, look for gifts at Karu Arts & Crafts, thenHead underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sath Paththini Devalaya.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sigiriya trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Sigiriya takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Polonnaruwa.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Dambulla, Karu Arts & Crafts
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Karu Arts & Crafts ©
Karu Arts & Crafts

1
night
Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa ©
Lying 216 km (134 mi) from Colombo, Polonnaruwa offers a rich history second in Sri Lanka only to Arunadhapura.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Dalada Maluwa, appreciate the extensive heritage of Polonnaruwa, and then appreciate the history behind Gal Vihara.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Polonnaruwa trip planner.

You can drive from Sigiriya to Polonnaruwa in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

Historic Sites
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Polonnaruwa ©
Polonnaruwa
Dalada Maluwa ©
Dalada Maluwa
Gal Vihara ©
Gal Vihara

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nights
Colombo

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, thenwalk around Galle Face Green, and then play a few rounds at ayubolankatours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Borella All Saints Church, view the masterpieces at Ganeshism Studio Gallery, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Pettah, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and finally stop by Lakarcade.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Colombo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Polonnaruwa to Colombo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Colombo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Tours Transportation

Side Trip

ayubolankatours
Highlights from your plan
Lakarcade ©
Lakarcade
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Pettah ©
Pettah

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