10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Colombo
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  45​min
2
Negombo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Pinnawala
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
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.
To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Colombo online travel planner .

Sydney, Australia to Colombo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Sydney to Colombo. Traveling from Sydney in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Colombo: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. On the 4th (Sun), you're off toNegombo.

Things to do in Colombo

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nights
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.
For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Negombo trip maker tool .

Getting from Colombo to Negombo by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You will leave for Pinnawala on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Negombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
On the 6th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Millennium Elephant Foundation, then identify plant and animal life at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnawala Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Freedom Project.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pinnawala online tour planner .

You can drive from Negombo to Pinnawala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Pinnawala are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kegalle, Pinnawala Zoo
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Elephant Freedom Project ©
Elephant Freedom Project
Millennium Elephant Foundation ©
Millennium Elephant Foundation

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Colombo

Colombo ©
On the 8th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Galle Face Green, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mount Lavinia Beach. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, then view the masterpieces at National Art Gallery, and then don't miss a visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Colombo trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pinnawala to Colombo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum

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