10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Riyadh
Fly + Taxi:  8 h
1
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
3
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
6
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Riyadh

3
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Explore Unawatuna's surroundings by going to Bentota Beach (in Bentota), Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Hikkaduwa (Hikkaduwa Beach & Community Tsunami Museum). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, and look for gifts at Stick No Bills Poster Gallery.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Unawatuna is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to India Standard Time (IST) is 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Unawatuna are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Galle, Hikkaduwa, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, Bentota Beach
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena, then stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kandy driving holiday planning site.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Unawatuna to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Yala National Park.

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yala National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Yala National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Yala National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks Nature
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to Nine Arches Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, then expand your horizons at Honey Bee Garden, and finally look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ella using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yala National Park to Ella takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden

1
night
Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
On the 20th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Udawalawe National Park day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Ella to Udawalawe National Park takes 2.5 hours. In April in Udawalawe National Park, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

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 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dambulla Cave Temple, view the masterpieces at Pethikada, and then explore the ancient world of Sigiriya. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple of Dambulla, then look for gifts at Lanka Silks, and finally don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya trip tool.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Udawalawe National Park to Sigiriya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dambulla, Dambulla Cave Temple
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock
Dambulla Cave Temple ©
Dambulla Cave Temple

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