10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Colombo
1
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h
3
Galle
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
4
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Arugam Bay
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
End: Colombo

1
night
Colombo

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 13th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, view the masterpieces at Ganeshism Studio Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and finally stroll around Galle Face Green. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Negombo Beach, don't miss a visit to Dutch Fort, then take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Kathiresan Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Colombo road trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Colombo. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Negombo
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Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally stroll through Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kandy, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Colombo to Kandy takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Galle.

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

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Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery, then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, and finally explore the galleries of Pilgrims Lounge Chrishtopher Handicraft and Paint Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Galle trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Galle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Ella.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Unawatuna
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): look for gifts at Ella Gem & Jewelry, take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, then take in the views from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, then get a new perspective on nature at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Bogoda Bridge, then make a trip to Demodara Loop, and then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ella trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Galle to Ella takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Bogoda Wooden Bridge
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

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nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
On the 19th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudumbigala Monastery, visit a coastal fixture at Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, then contemplate the waterfront views at Arugam Bay, and finally stop by Rice & Carry Bags Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then don't miss a visit to Muhudu Maha Viharaya, then explore the ancient world of Sangamankandy Pilliyar Kovil, and finally get outside with Whisky Point, Sri Lanka.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Arugam Bay trip itinerary site .

Drive from Ella to Arugam Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping
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Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Muhudu Maha Vihara ©
Muhudu Maha Vihara

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nights
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 21st (Fri): explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Sigiriya. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then identify plant and animal life at Dhilip De Alwis.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sigiriya trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Arugam Bay to Sigiriya takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Golden Temple of Dambulla, Dhilip De Alwis
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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