10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Kegalle
— 1 day
bus:  1​h
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Nuwara Eliya
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Dambulla
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
5
Sigiriya
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
6
Trincomalee
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Colombo
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

1
day
Kegalle

Kegalle ©
Kegalle is a large town in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Elephant Freedom Project. On the 31st (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Pinnawala Jumbos, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Freedom Project, and then admire the natural beauty at Susantha Spice and Herbal Garden.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Kegalle trip planning website .

Bengaluru, India to Kegalle is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kegalle when traveling from Bengaluru in August, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Kandy.

Things to do in Kegalle

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Susantha Spice and Herbal Garden
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Elephant Freedom Project ©
Elephant Freedom Project
Pinnawala Jumbos ©
Pinnawala Jumbos
Susantha Spice and Herbal Garden ©
Susantha Spice and Herbal Garden

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.
You've added Gunatilake Batiks, Degaldoruwa Temple, Lankatilaka Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, don't miss a visit to Degaldoruwa Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, stop by Gunatilake Batiks, then don't miss a visit to Ranawana Purana Rajamaha Viharaya, and finally don't miss a visit to Lankatilaka Temple.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Kandy road trip app .

Take a bus from Kegalle to Kandy in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hindagala Temple
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Lankatilaka Temple ©
Lankatilaka Temple
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

2
nights
Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Gregory Lake, then explore the activities along Kande-ela Reservoir, then explore the striking landscape of Horton Plains National Park, and finally experience rural life at Bluefield Tea Gardens.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nuwara Eliya vacation app .

Traveling by car from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Dambulla.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake
Kande-ela Reservoir ©
Kande-ela Reservoir

few
hours
Dambulla

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 3rd (Tue): Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dambulla Cave Temple.

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Getting from Nuwara Eliya to Dambulla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dambulla Cave Temple
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Dambulla Cave Temple ©
Dambulla Cave Temple

few
hours
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 3rd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Dhilip De Alwis, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then view the masterpieces at Pethikada.

Before you visit Sigiriya, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Sigiriya is just a stone's throw from Dambulla. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Habarana
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Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis
Spas
Pethikada ©
Pethikada

2
nights
Trincomalee

Trincomalee ©
A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Seruwila Mangala Raja Maha Vihara, and finally make a trip to Wilgam Rajamaha Viharaya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koneswaram Temple, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pigeon Island National Park.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Trincomalee day trip planning tool .

Drive from Sigiriya to Trincomalee in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Nilaveli
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Koneswaram Temple ©
Koneswaram Temple
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalutara Bodhiya, and finally appreciate the history behind Independence Memorial Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Borella All Saints Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Colombo trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Trincomalee to Colombo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Colombo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Kalutara
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara
Walking tours

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