10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Galle
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  2​h
3
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
6
Dambulla
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

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nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Explore Galle's surroundings by going to Bentota Beach (in Bentota) and Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Galle trip website .

Bengaluru, India to Galle is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in December; daily highs in Galle reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then make a trip to Kandy view point, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kandy trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Galle to Kandy in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can 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
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Udawalawe National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Udawalawe National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Udawalawe National Park ©
Udawalawe National Park

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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), don't miss a visit to Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Ella Gem & Jewelry, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, then take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden, and finally get a new perspective on nature at R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ella itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Udawalawe National Park to Ella takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel 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 Arch Bridge ©
Nine Arch Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park.

Discover how to plan a Yala National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Ella to Yala National Park with the Route module. 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

Parks Nature
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple of Dambulla, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis, and then explore the ancient world of Sigiriya. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Euphoria Spice and Herbal, make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dambulla trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Yala National Park to Dambulla by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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