10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Colombo
— 1 night
Drive
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Kandy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nuwara Eliya
— 1 night
Drive
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Yala National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Hatton, Taxi to Bentota
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Bentota
— 3 nights
Drive
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Colombo
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Colombo

— 1 night
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Colombo trip itinerary planner.

Bengaluru, India to Colombo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also fly. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Transportation

Kandy

— 2 nights
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and then examine the collection at Kandy Brasswear Village.

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You can drive from Colombo to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Nuwara Eliya

— 1 night

Little England

Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nuwara Eliya trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Yala National Park

— 2 nights
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.
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You can drive from Nuwara Eliya to Yala National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Yala National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Bentota

— 3 nights
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
You've now added Dutch Reformed Church to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Barberyn Island Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Yala National Park to Bentota takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for Colombo.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Colombo

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Colombo trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Bentota to Colombo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. On the 14th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Transportation

Sri Lanka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.