10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Bentota
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
4
Colombo
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Dambulla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Explore Bentota's surroundings by going to Sinharaja Forest Reserve (in Galle), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Kalutara) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Hikkaduwa). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Protection Association, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kande Viharaya.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bentota holiday planner.

Mumbai, India to Bentota is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Mumbai in October, you will find days in Bentota are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Bentota

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kande Viharaya, Scuba & Snorkeling, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Sinharaja Forest Reserve
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Sinharaja Forest Reserve ©
Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association

3
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Attractions like Jungle Beach and Unawatuna Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa).

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Unawatuna trip planner .

You can drive from Bentota to Unawatuna in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, daytime highs in Unawatuna are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Galle, Hikkaduwa Beach, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

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.
On the 3rd (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Kandy online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Kandy takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
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.
On the 4th (Mon), walk around Galle Face Green, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then walk around Viharamahadevi Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Mount Lavinia Beach, and then make a trip to Independence Square.

Plan my day in Colombo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Kandy to Colombo in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. In November in Colombo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Mount Lavinia Beach ©
Mount Lavinia Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©

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 6th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, don't miss a visit to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dambulla road trip planning tool .

Take a train from Colombo to Dambulla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs ©
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs

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