10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Dubrovnik
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  19​h 45​min
1
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dambulla
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Mirissa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Netolpitiya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Kosgoda
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Dubrovnik

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, and finally stroll the grounds of Commonwealth War Cemetery.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kandy trip itinerary maker .

Dubrovnik, Croatia to Kandy is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also do a combination of bus, car, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Dubrovnik to Kandy. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery

few
hours
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
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You can drive from Kandy to Dambulla in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Mirissa.

Things to do in Dambulla

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla

2
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church, and then kick back and relax at Jungle Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mirissa sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Dambulla to Mirissa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Netolpitiya.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Dutch Reformed Church, Jungle Beach
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Dutch Reformed Church ©
Dutch Reformed Church
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

2
nights
Netolpitiya

Netolpitiya ©
Most people take a trip to Netolpitiya to enjoy a classic beach holiday.
On the 26th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Indika Art Gallery, explore the ancient world of Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara, and then identify plant and animal life at Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) and then explore the activities along Tangalle Lagoon & Kayak.

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

You can drive from Mirissa to Netolpitiya in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kosgoda.

Things to do in Netolpitiya

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tangalle, Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary
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Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary ©
Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©
Tangalle Lagoon ©
Tangalle Lagoon

2
nights
Kosgoda

Kosgoda ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, then identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Protection Association, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach, see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach, then don't miss a visit to Tsunami Honganji Vihara, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kowilawatta Temple.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kosgoda road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Netolpitiya to Kosgoda takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kosgoda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Bentota, Kowilawatta Temple, Ahungalla Beach
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Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project ©
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

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