10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly + Taxi:  10​h 30​min
1
Galle
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Rekawa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Kandy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Anuradhapura
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City

4
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Do your shopping at Cara Jewellers and Stick No Bills Poster Gallery. Get outdoors at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project and Jungle Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galle: Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Community Tsunami Museum (in Hikkaduwa). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Unawatuna Beach, stop by Lihiniya Gems, and pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Galle trip planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Galle is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Galle due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rekawa.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mirissa, Community Tsunami Museum, Jungle Beach, Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project
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Dutch Reformed Church ©
Dutch Reformed Church
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Community Tsunami Museum ©
Community Tsunami Museum

1
night
Rekawa

Rekawa ©
A small town with a laidback vibe squeezed between the ocean and the shores of a rich lagoon surrounded by mangroves, Rekawa draws visitors throughout the year with a pioneering turtle conservation project, the most notable tourist attraction in Rekawa.
On the 23rd (Fri), explore the ancient world of Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara and then enjoy the sand and surf at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rekawa journey planner.

You can drive from Galle to Rekawa in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Rekawa

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Tangalle
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Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara ©
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara

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.
Ceylon Tea Museum and World Buddhist Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Commonwealth War Cemetery. There's much more to do: stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, look for all kinds of wild species at Udawattekele Sanctuary, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and make a trip to Kandy view point.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rekawa to Kandy takes 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery

1
night
Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Maha Boodhi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isurumuniya Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Anuradhapura trip builder tool .

You can drive from Kandy to Anuradhapura in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Isurumuniya Temple ©
Isurumuniya Temple
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba

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