10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + Taxi:  7​h
1
Dambulla
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kandy
— 2 nights
3
Kandy
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 30​min
4
Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad

2
nights
Dambulla

On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ederagala Wana Senasuna. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dambulla trip planning app .

Hyderabad, India to Dambulla is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Safaris, Karu Arts & Crafts
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Safaris
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Ederagala Wana Senasuna ©
Ederagala Wana Senasuna

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 5th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Kandy War Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kandy attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Dambulla to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery

2
nights
Kandy

Kandy ©
On the 7th (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then tee off at Victoria Golf & Country Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawattekele Sanctuary and then look for gifts at Embilmeegama Tea Factory.

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Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Kandy

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Embilmeegama Tea Factory, Victoria Golf & Country Resort
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Victoria Golf & Country Resort ©
Victoria Golf & Country Resort
Udawattekele Sanctuary ©
Udawattekele Sanctuary
Embilmeegama Tea Factory ©
Embilmeegama Tea Factory

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sinharaja Forest Reserve and Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Narigama Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hikkaduwa Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Coral Sanctuary, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seenigama Muhudu Viharaya.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hikkaduwa trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Hikkaduwa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Sinharaja Forest Reserve
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sinharaja Forest Reserve ©
Sinharaja Forest Reserve

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