10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Colombo
— 4 nights
2
Galle
— 2 nights
3
Kandy
— 1 night
4
Sigiriya
— 2 nights

4
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.
Visiting Negombo Beach and Mount Lavinia Beach will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colombo National Museum and Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple. Step out of Colombo with an excursion to Dutch Fort in Negombo--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Barefoot, buy something for everyone on your list at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, and pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Colombo itinerary planning tool.

Doha, Qatar to Colombo is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 2.5 hour difference. Traveling from Doha in November, Colombo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Negombo
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Stone 'N' String ©
Stone 'N' String
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 16th (Thu), kick back and relax at Jungle Beach and then kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach. On the next day, view the masterpieces at EXOTIC ROOTS and then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Galle tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Colombo to Galle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Mirissa Beach, Jungle Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

1
night
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 18th (Sat), explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then look for gifts at Kandy City Center, and then pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kandy trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Galle to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kandy

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue ©
Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue

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.
On the 20th (Mon), look for gifts at Karu Arts & Crafts, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then don't miss a visit to Sigiriya. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sigiriya attractions planning app.

You can drive from Kandy to Sigiriya in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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