10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly + Taxi:  10 h
1
Galle
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Kandy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Dambulla
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Colombo
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then stroll through Mirissa Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Galle travel route planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Galle is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, shuttle, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. In February in Galle, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mirissa, Jungle Beach, Hikkaduwa Beach
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Udawattekele Sanctuary. Change things up with a short trip to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, stroll through Knuckles Forest Reserve, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and see the interesting displays at Raja Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Kandy online holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Galle to Kandy takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Knuckles Forest Reserve
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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

1
night
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): look for gifts at Lanka Silks and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dambulla trip app.

You can drive from Kandy to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lanka Silks
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Lanka Silks ©
Lanka Silks

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall, make a trip to Independence Square, then take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, and finally stroll around Galle Face Green. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Borella All Saints Church, kick back and relax at Mount Lavinia Beach, and then walk around Viharamahadevi Park.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Colombo trip planner.

You can take a train from Dambulla to Colombo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum

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