10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Colombo
— 3 nights
2
Kandy
— 2 nights
3
Dambulla
— 2 nights

3
nights
Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Bentota Beach. Go for a jaunt from Colombo to Beruwala to see Beruwala Beach about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, stroll around Galle Face Green, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Colombo trip tool.

Cairo, Egypt to Colombo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to India Standard Time (IST) is 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Colombo when traveling from Cairo in May, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Beruwala Beach, Bentota Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Beruwala Beach ©
Beruwala Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

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.
You've now added Elephant Freedom Project to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Freedom Project, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamevnawa Amadahara Buddhist Monastery Pinnawala. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy War Cemetery, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy online itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Colombo to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pinnawala, Elephant Freedom Project, Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Elephant Freedom Project ©
Elephant Freedom Project
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery

2
nights
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Visiting Golden Temple of Dambulla and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. Visit Gal Potha and Ederagala Wana Senasuna for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dambulla: Spas (in Habarana) and Polonnaruwa (Sathmahal Prasada & Polonnaruwa Vatadage). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Pidurangala Royal Cave Temple.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Dambulla trip simple and quick.

Drive from Kandy to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Polonnaruwa, Spas
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sathmahal Prasada ©
Sathmahal Prasada
Gal Potha ©
Gal Potha

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