10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h
1
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kandy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Dambulla
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Unawatuna day trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Unawatuna is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Ella.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Hikkaduwa Beach
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

2
nights
Ella

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
On the 4th (Fri), make a trip to Kinellan Tea Factory, take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and then take in the views from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Unawatuna to Ella in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Udawattekele Sanctuary. When in Kandy, make a side trip to see Millennium Elephant Foundation in Kegalle, approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, and steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Ella to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Millennium Elephant Foundation, Royal Botanical Gardens, 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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): make a trip to Sigiriya World Heritage Site and then Head underground at The Golden Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

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Drive from Kandy to Dambulla in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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