10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly + taxi:  21​h 45​min
1
Bentota
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Mirissa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Kandy
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Milan

2
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
On the 20th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, don't miss a visit to Tsunami Honganji Vihara, and then identify plant and animal life at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Protection Association, then make a trip to Kalutara Bodhiya, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bentota online road trip planner .

Milan, Italy to Bentota is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to India Standard Time (IST) is 4 hours. Traveling from Milan in January, things will get much warmer in Bentota: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, Kalutara Bodhiya
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa ©
Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa

3
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Galle Fort and Dutch Reformed Church. Visit Mirissa Beach and Polhena Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Mirissa side-trips: Stick No Bills Poster Gallery (in Galle) and Unawatuna (Jungle Beach & Unawatuna Beach). The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mirissa attractions app .

You can drive from Bentota to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Galle, Jungle Beach, Polhena Beach
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Royal Palace of Kandy. Take a break from Kandy with a short trip to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Kandy Lake, identify plant and animal life at Udawattekele Sanctuary, appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, and see the interesting displays at National Museum Kandy.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mirissa to Kandy takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Peradeniya, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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