10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Colombo
1
Colombo
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Bentota
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Galle
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Mirissa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Ella
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Colombo

1
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.
On the 25th (Sat), walk around Galle Face Green, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Colombo route planner.

If you are flying in from Jordan, the closest major airports are Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport and Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport. January in Colombo sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Bentota.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

1
night
Bentota

The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
On the 26th (Sun), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bentota online itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Colombo to Bentota in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, daily temperatures in Bentota can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Galle.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Take a break from the city and head to Jungle Beach and Unawatuna Beach. Galle Fort and Seenigama Muhudu Viharaya are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Galle's surroundings by going to Hikkaduwa (Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa & Hikkaduwa Beach). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya, look for gifts at Warm Boutique, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and kick back and relax at Dalawella Beach.

For ratings and more tourist information, read Galle trip planner.

Drive from Bentota to Galle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Galle are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Dalawella Beach ©
Dalawella Beach

2
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirissa Beach.

Start your trip to Mirissa by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Galle to Mirissa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Matara
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Matara Beach ©
Matara Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Sat), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Udawalawe National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Mirissa to Udawalawe National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Udawalawe National Park can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris

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 2nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Muthiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya and then hike along Nature Trail Ella.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ella trip site .

Traveling by car from Udawalawe National Park to Ella takes 2.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ella

Outdoors Trails Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muthiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:
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Muthiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya ©
Muthiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya

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