10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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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): make a trip to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, take in the exciting artwork at Ganeshism Studio Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and finally walk around Galle Face Green. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Negombo Beach, make a trip to Dutch Fort, then take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Kathiresan Temple.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Colombo. June in Colombo sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time 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 ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the activities along Kandy Lake, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally admire all the interesting features of Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kandy day trip site.

You can fly from Colombo to Kandy in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can 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
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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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): make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, then look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery, then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pilgrims Lounge Chrishtopher Handicraft and Paint Gallery.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Galle trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Galle in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Galle are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

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): stop by Ella Gem & Jewelry, take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, then stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Bogoda Wooden Bridge, don't miss a visit to Demodara Loop, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Ella online trip maker.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Galle to Ella in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Bogoda Wooden Bridge
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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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nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
On the 19th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudumbigala Monastery, enjoy the sea views from Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, then contemplate the waterfront views at Arugam Bay, and finally stop by Rice & Carry Bags Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Muhudu Maha Vihara, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sangamankandy Pilliyar Kovil, and finally head outdoors with Whisky Point, Sri Lanka.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Arugam Bay tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Ella to Arugam Bay in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping
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Whisky Point, Sri Lanka ©
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka
Muhudu Maha Vihara ©
Muhudu Maha Vihara
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse

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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.
On the 21st (Fri), delve into the distant past at Sigiriya. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sigiriya journey site.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Arugam Bay to Sigiriya in 4 hours. Other options are to 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

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

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