10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Galle
— 2 nights
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Kandy
— 1 night
3
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
4
Ella
— 2 nights
5
Yala National Park
— 1 night
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Dambulla
— 2 nights

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Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galle: Bentota Beach (in Bentota) and Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Galle trip maker app.

Bengaluru, India to Galle is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, expect Galle to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Bentota Beach, Hikkaduwa Beach
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach

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Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kandy online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Galle to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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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 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Udawalawe National Park road trip site.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Udawalawe National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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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 25th (Wed), snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and then admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls. On your second day here, stop by Ella Gem & Jewelry, explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, then take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden, and finally stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ella itinerary planner.

You can drive from Udawalawe National Park to Ella in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yala 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
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

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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 27th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yala National Park trip maker tool.

You can drive from Ella to Yala National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to fly. December in Yala National Park sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Nature · Parks
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

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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 28th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis, and then delve into the distant past at Sigiriya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Euphoria Spice and Herbal, make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dambulla route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Yala National Park to Dambulla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Habarana, Sigiriya, Euphoria Spice and Herbal
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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