10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Netolpitiya
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mirissa
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Polonnaruwa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Sigiriya
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Netolpitiya

Netolpitiya ©
Most people take a trip to Netolpitiya to enjoy a classic beach holiday.
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Mumbai, India to Netolpitiya is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In April in Netolpitiya, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Netolpitiya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tangalle
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Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara ©
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara
Tangalle Lagoon ©
Tangalle Lagoon
Indika Art Gallery ©
Indika Art Gallery

2
nights
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 28th (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Snake Farm, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Mirissa trip builder app .

You can drive from Netolpitiya to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Snake Farm
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spas & Wellness

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 29th (Sun): explore the activities along Kandy Lake, steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Mirissa to Kandy in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Anuradhapura.

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
Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Maha Boodhi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Isurumuniya Temple, then don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagoba of Thuparama. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Abhayagiri Dagoba, then appreciate the history behind Samadhi Statue, and then explore the activities along Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna).

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Anuradhapura day trip planning website .

You can drive from Kandy to Anuradhapura in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Polonnaruwa.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Isurumuniya Temple ©
Isurumuniya Temple
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Abhayagiri Dagaba ©
Abhayagiri Dagaba

2
nights
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 3rd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Polonnaruwa Vatadage, then admire the striking features of Polonnaruwa Archaeological Ruins, then pause for some photo ops at Gal Vihara, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Polonnaruwa.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Polonnaruwa trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Anuradhapura to Polonnaruwa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

Historic Sites
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Polonnaruwa Vatadage ©
Polonnaruwa Vatadage
Polonnaruwa ©
Polonnaruwa
Gal Vihara ©
Gal Vihara

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of The Golden Temple, then look for gifts at Lanka Silks, and then make a trip to Sigiriya World Heritage Site. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock and then identify plant and animal life at Hurulu Eco Park.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sigiriya tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Polonnaruwa to Sigiriya takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hurulu Eco Park, Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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