10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Taxi:  7 h
1
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
2
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Kandy
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
6
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Bengaluru

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, then take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada, and then don't miss a visit to Sigiriya.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya journey maker site .

Bengaluru, India to Sigiriya is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Golden Temple of Dambulla, Minneriya National Park, Karu Arts & Crafts
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

1
night
Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Udawalawe National Park driving holiday planning website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Sigiriya to Udawalawe National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, and then examine the collection at R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ella trip maker.

You can drive from Udawalawe National Park to Ella in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks Shopping
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

1
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 6th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park.

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Explore your travel options from Ella to Yala National Park with the Route module. In April, daytime highs in Yala National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Nature Parks
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Asgiriya Maha Viharaya, stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Maha Vishnu Devalaya, then stroll through Royal Botanical Gardens, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Sriya & Daya Curio Shop.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Yala National Park to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites 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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery, then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, then take in the exciting artwork at Saffron Robes, and finally view the masterpieces at Tsunami Photo Museum. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hikkaduwa online tour planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Hikkaduwa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Galle Fort, Tsunami Photo Museum, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

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