10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + taxi:  11​h
1
Mirissa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Bentota
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h
3
Dambulla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kandy
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Dubai

3
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 6th (Fri), make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and then kick back and relax at Unawatuna Beach. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Mirissa is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Dubai to Mirissa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Unawatuna
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): kick back and relax at Bentota Beach and then stroll through Beruwala Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kowilawatta Temple, and then identify plant and animal life at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bentota holiday maker app .

You can drive from Mirissa to Bentota in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April, daytime highs in Bentota are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Beruwala Beach, Kowilawatta Temple, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Hikkaduwa Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Beruwala Beach ©
Beruwala Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): make a trip to Sigiriya World Heritage Site, stop by Lanka Silks, and then explore the fascinating underground world of The Golden Temple. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dambulla driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bentota to Dambulla in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Minneriya National Park
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Royal Palace of Kandy. Kandy Lake and Raja Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Kandy to go to Pinnawala and see Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alagalla Mountain Range, look for all kinds of wild species at Udawattekele Sanctuary, and make a trip to Kandy view point.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Dambulla to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Peradeniya, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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