10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  3​h
1
Colombo
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Galle
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

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.
Take a break from Colombo with a short trip to Negombo Beach in Negombo, about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Viharamahadevi Park, don't miss a visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, and pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Colombo itinerary site .

Bengaluru, India to Colombo is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. Traveling from Bengaluru in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Colombo: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Mount Lavinia Beach ©
Mount Lavinia Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Raja Museum, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Kandy, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Kandy view point. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, look for all kinds of wild species at Udawattekele Sanctuary, and then steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy online visit planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Colombo to Kandy in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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.
On the 30th (Tue), Head underground at The Golden Temple, look for gifts at Lanka Silks, then don't miss a visit to Sigiriya World Heritage Site, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at sigiri art gallery.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sigiriya vacation builder website .

Getting from Kandy to Sigiriya by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

2
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 31st (Wed): look for gifts at Chilli Dragon Spice and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirissa Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, stop by Embark, then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Galle road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sigiriya to Galle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mirissa, Jungle Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

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