10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: New Delhi
Fly + Taxi:  6 h
1
Dambulla
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2 h
2
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h
5
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1 h
6
Galle
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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 14th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Popham's Arboretum.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dambulla day trip website.

New Delhi, India to Dambulla is an approximately 6- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Dambulla

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Habarana
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Off-Road Tours
Spas
Popham's Arboretum ©
Popham's Arboretum

1
night
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 16th (Wed), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yala National Park day trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Dambulla to Yala National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris

2
nights
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.
On the 17th (Thu), expand your horizons at Honey Bee Garden, admire the natural beauty at Ella Spice Garden, then stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, and finally have fun at dee tattoo studio ella. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): hike along Nature Trail Ella, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhowa Rock Temple, and then don't miss a visit to Demodara Loop.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ella route tool.

You can drive from Yala National Park to Ella in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Classes Outdoors

Side Trip

Dhowa Rock Temple
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Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden
Ella Spice Garden ©
Ella Spice Garden
Demodara Loop ©
Demodara Loop

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Transit Home (ETH) and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Udawalawe National Park travel route app.

Traveling by car from Ella to Udawalawe National Park takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Udawalawe National Park can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)
Safaris

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 20th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy War Cemetery, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kandy travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Udawalawe National Park to Kandy takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Spas
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Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery
Spas & Wellness

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Explore hidden gems such as Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center and Spas. Get out of town with these interesting Galle side-trips: Kowilawatta Temple (in Balapitiya), Coconut Tree Hill (in Mirissa) and Ahungalla Sea Turtles Conservation And Research Center (in Ahungalla). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dalawella Beach, kick back and relax at Medawatta Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Matara, and stop by Antic Gem and Jewellery Collection.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Galle trip itinerary builder tool.

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, daily temperatures in Galle can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Matara, Ahungalla, Saffron Robes, Kowilawatta Temple, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center
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Dalawella Beach ©
Dalawella Beach
Spas
Medawatta Beach ©
Medawatta Beach

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