10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  9​h
1
Galle
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
2
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kandy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Dambulla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa) and Mirissa (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Mirissa Beach). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church, make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, and kick back and relax at Unawatuna Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Galle trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Galle is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and then snap pictures at Demodara Nine Arch Bridge.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ella road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Galle to Ella in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

2
nights
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 28th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Raja Museum, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Kandy, then identify plant and animal life at Udawattekele Sanctuary, then appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, and finally stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kandy road trip app .

You can drive from Ella to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Dambulla.

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

1
night
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 2nd (Fri): stop by Lanka Silks, then browse for treasures at sigiri art gallery, then don't miss a visit to Sigiriya World Heritage Site, and finally don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Painting Conservation & Research Center, Painting Museum, Head underground at The Golden Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Cave Temple, and finally look for gifts at Karu Arts & Crafts.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dambulla online holiday planner .

Getting from Kandy to Dambulla by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Karu Arts & Crafts
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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