10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Aluthgama
— 1 day
2
Mirissa
— 1 night
3
Kandy
— 1 night
4
Yala National Park
— 1 night
5
Polonnaruwa
— 1 night
6
Anuradhapura
— 1 night
7
Dambulla
— 1 night
8
Sigiriya
— 1 night
9
Negombo
— 1 night
10
Colombo
— 1 night

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Aluthgama

Aluthgama ©
On the 22nd (Sun), stroll around Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa and then stop by Gem Bank Gems & Jewellery.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Aluthgama driving holiday planner.

Colombo to Aluthgama is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In March, daily temperatures in Aluthgama can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Aluthgama

Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa
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Gem Bank Gems & Jewellery ©
Gem Bank Gems & Jewellery
Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa ©
Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa

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night
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 23rd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mirissa tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Aluthgama to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Spas

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanical Gardens, thenexamine the collection at World Buddhist Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kandy trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mirissa to Kandy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Yala 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

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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.
On the 25th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yala National Park trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Kandy to Yala National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Yala National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Polonnaruwa.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Nature Parks
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

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night
Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa ©
Lying 216 km (134 mi) from Colombo, Polonnaruwa offers a rich history second in Sri Lanka only to Arunadhapura.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Gal Vihara, appreciate the history behind Polonnaruwa Vatadage, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Polonnaruwa, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kumara Pokuna.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Polonnaruwa route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Yala National Park to Polonnaruwa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

Historic Sites
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Polonnaruwa ©
Polonnaruwa
Gal Vihara ©
Gal Vihara
Polonnaruwa Vatadage ©
Polonnaruwa Vatadage

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night
Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruwanwelisaya, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mihintale, and then don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Anuradhapura trip planner.

Drive from Polonnaruwa to Anuradhapura in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Mihintale ©
Mihintale
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba

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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.
On the 28th (Sat), get outside with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Dambulla Cave Temple, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dambulla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Anuradhapura to Dambulla takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Dambulla Cave Temple
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Dambulla Cave Temple ©
Dambulla Cave Temple
Balloon Rides

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night
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 29th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, stop by Sigiriya Craft Village, and then delve into the distant past at Sigiriya.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sigiriya journey planner.

Sigiriya is just a stone's throw from Dambulla. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Negombo.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Shopping
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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night
Negombo

Negombo ©
Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
On the 30th (Mon), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Negombo Beach, and then stop by Selyn.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Negombo trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Sigiriya to Negombo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In March in Negombo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Colombo.

Things to do in Negombo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Selyn ©
Selyn

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night
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 31st (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stroll around Galle Face Green, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Colombo online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Negombo to Colombo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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