10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mumbai
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  13 h 45 min
1
Mirissa
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Nuwara Eliya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Kandy
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
End: Colombo

2
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Polhena Beach, and then relax in the rural setting at Nandana Tea Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mirissa trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Mirissa is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Mumbai in November, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Mirissa: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nandana Tea Factory, Polhena Beach
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Polhena Beach ©
Polhena Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bentota Beach, then don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Pilgrims Lounge Chrishtopher Handicraft and Paint Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, then kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach, and finally look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Unawatuna tour itinerary builder website.

Unawatuna is just a stone's throw from Mirissa. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Galle, Hikkaduwa Beach, Bentota Beach
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach

2
nights
Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
On the 14th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Mohini falls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horton Plains National Park. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Gregory Lake, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sita Temple, and finally experience rural life at Ambewela Farms.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nuwara Eliya online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Nuwara Eliya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple ©
Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple
Ambewela Farms ©
Ambewela Farms

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 out of town with these interesting Kandy side-trips: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Euphoria Spice and Herbal (in Matale). The adventure continues: make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy War Cemetery.

For other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Kandy trip website.

Getting from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Euphoria Spice and Herbal, Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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