10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Karachi
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Nuwara Eliya
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Colombo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Bentota
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Unawatuna
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 15 min
5
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Pinnawala
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Karachi

1
night
Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Horton Plains National Park, thenexplore the activities along Gregory Lake, and then stop by Franciscan Sister's Jam Room.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nuwara Eliya driving holiday planning website.

Karachi, Pakistan to Nuwara Eliya is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the galleries of Ganeshism Studio Gallery, thenwalk around Galle Face Green, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and finally stop by Jewel Qudsi.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Colombo sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Colombo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:
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Jewel Qudsi ©
Jewel Qudsi
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Ganeshism Studio Gallery ©
Ganeshism Studio Gallery

2
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
On the 29th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach, thenexplore the galleries of Tsunami Photo Museum, and then stroll through Ahungalla Beach. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Moragalla Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, and then stop by Ayesha Gems and Jewellers.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bentota driving holiday planner.

Getting from Colombo to Bentota by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ayesha Gems and Jewellers, Hikkaduwa Beach, Ahungalla Beach, Tsunami Photo Museum, Moragalla Beach
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum

1
night
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
On the 1st (Sun), look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery, kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, thensoothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally steep yourself in history at Galle Fort.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Unawatuna online travel planner.

You can drive from Bentota to Unawatuna in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trip

Galle Fort
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your plan
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Spas & Wellness

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 2nd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, don't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, thenlook for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kandy online road trip planner.

Fly from Unawatuna to Kandy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pinnawala.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

1
night
Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Freedom Project.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pinnawala journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Pinnawala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Pinnawala, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Elephant Freedom Project
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Elephant Freedom Project ©
Elephant Freedom Project

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, thenbrowse the exhibits of Pethikada, and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then stop by Vish Wood Carvings.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sigiriya trip planner.

You can drive from Pinnawala to Sigiriya in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Spas, Golden Temple of Dambulla
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pethikada ©
Pethikada

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