10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Sigiriya
— 1 night
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Ella
— 1 night
3
Mirissa
— 1 night
4
Galle
— 2 nights
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Kandy
— 1 night
6
Colombo
— 1 night
7
Bentota
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then browse the exhibits of Pethikada.

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New Delhi, India to Sigiriya is an approximately 8-hour flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Habarana
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Safaris
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis
Pethikada ©
Pethikada

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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.
On the 21st (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Ella Spice Garden, then look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, and finally stop by I Love Ceylon Gallery.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ella online tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Sigiriya to Ella in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Mirissa.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Classes · Shopping
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Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden
I Love Ceylon Gallery ©
I Love Ceylon Gallery
Ella Spice Garden ©
Ella Spice Garden

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Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): meet the residents at Snake Farm, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mirissa trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Ella to Mirissa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or fly. In December in Mirissa, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Galle.

Things to do in Mirissa

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Snake Farm
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Swim with Dolphins
Spas & Wellness
Snake Farm ©
Snake Farm

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Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Mihiripenna Beach and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara, tour the pleasant surroundings at Narigama Beach, then examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naga Viharaya.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Galle vacation planner.

Drive from Mirissa to Galle in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Galle are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna
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Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach
Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Kandy War Cemetery, then make a trip to Kandy view point, and then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip planner.

You can fly from Galle to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites
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Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery
Kandy view point ©
Kandy view point

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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 26th (Thu), stop by Vogue Jewellers, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally pause for some photo ops at Murugan Temple.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Colombo journey planning tool.

Do a combination of train and taxi from Kandy to Colombo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. December in Colombo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Murugan Temple
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Safaris
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Vogue Jewellers ©
Vogue Jewellers

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Bentota

The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
On the 27th (Fri), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Beruwala Beach, then stroll through Ahungalla Beach, and then stroll through Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bentota trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Colombo to Bentota takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Bentota, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Ahungalla Beach, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Beruwala Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Beruwala Beach ©
Beruwala Beach

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