10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Colombo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Kitulgala
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
Galle
— 1 night
Fly:  15 h
End: London

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.
On the 1st (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Christ The Living Saviour, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Seema Malakaya Temple, and finally stop by Urban Island. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebastian’s Church.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Colombo trip itinerary builder site.

London, UK to Colombo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 5.5 hours traveling from London to Colombo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in February, expect Colombo to be much hotter, temps between 37°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Colombo

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Negombo
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling
Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple ©
Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): look for gifts at sigiri art gallery and then take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sigiriya trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Colombo to Sigiriya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Habarana
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Sigiriya Museum ©
Sigiriya Museum
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis
Habarana Buddhist Temple ©
Habarana Buddhist Temple

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 5th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy War Cemetery, thensoothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Embekke Devalaya, don't miss a visit to Lankatilaka Temple, and then see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum.

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You can drive from Sigiriya to Kandy in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kitulgala.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Spas Museums

Side Trip

Embekke Devalaya
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Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Kitulgala

Kitulgala
Kitulgala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Makandawa Forest Reserve.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kitulgala trip planner.

You can drive from Kandy to Kitulgala in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Galle.

Things to do in Kitulgala

Nature Wildlife Parks
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1
night
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 8th (Sun), kick back and relax at Mihiripenna Beach, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Galle online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kitulgala to Galle takes 4 hours. In March in Galle, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Mihiripenna Beach
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Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach
Dutch Reformed Church ©
Dutch Reformed Church
Spas

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