10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Colombo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Mirissa
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Kandy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Dambulla
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of The Bandaranaike Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): explore the world behind art at The Galleries of Sapumal Foundation, see the interesting displays at Colombo National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Borella All Saints Church.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Colombo holiday site .

Mumbai, India to Colombo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Colombo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Negombo
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Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach

3
nights
Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
Do your shopping at Tsunami Photo Museum and Saffron Robes Gallery and Studio. Get outdoors at Jungle Beach and Bentota Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Hikkaduwa: Made In Ceylon (in Unawatuna), Kowilawatta Temple (in Balapitiya) and Galle (Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex & Galle Fort). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach and see the interesting displays at Sri Vijayarama Viharaya.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hikkaduwa holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Colombo to Hikkaduwa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mirissa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Vijayarama Viharaya, Kowilawatta Temple, Bentota Beach
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

1
night
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 5th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirissa Beach and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mirissa vacation app .

Traveling by car from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Mirissa are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
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.
On the 6th (Sat), look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum, then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally get engrossed in the history at Raja Museum. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Kandy Brasswear Village, examine the collection at Ceylon Tea Museum, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Sriya & Daya Curio Shop, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kandy planning website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Mirissa to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Museums Parks 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

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple of Dambulla, then make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, and then pick up some local products at Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Dambulla travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Dambulla takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre ©
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs ©
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs

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