10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Galle trip builder site .

Singapore, Singapore to Galle is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to India Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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.
Get some cultural insight at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Udawattekele Sanctuary. Change things up with a short trip to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Knuckles Forest Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and get engrossed in the history at Raja Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kandy holiday maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Galle to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive 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 ©
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.
On the 11th (Sun), stop by Lanka Silks, then explore the historical opulence of Golden Cave Temple, and then explore the fascinating underground world of The Golden Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dambulla online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Kandy to Dambulla by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Dambulla

Nature Parks Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, appreciate the history behind Independence Memorial Hall, wander the streets of Independence Square, then take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Galle Face Green. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Borella All Saints Church, kick back and relax at Mount Lavinia Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Viharamahadevi Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Colombo visit planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Dambulla to Colombo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°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 Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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