10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Colombo
— 1 night
taxi + train:  1​h
2
Kandy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Mirissa
— 5 nights
4
Colombo
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Manama

1
night
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.
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum, make a trip to Independence Square, pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and finally stroll through Galle Face Green.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Colombo journey builder .

Manama, Bahrain to Colombo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manama to Colombo is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Manama in February, with highs in Colombo at 37°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then identify plant and animal life at Udawattekele Sanctuary, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip 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. On the 19th (Mon), you're off toMirissa.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, 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
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

5
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sea Turtle Protection Association, Rukshan Yoga and Raja & the Whales. Kids will appreciate attractions like Jungle Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Unawatuna Beach and Polhena Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mirissa: Hikkaduwa (Coral Sanctuary & Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa), Kowilawatta Temple (in Balapitiya) and Unawatuna (Japanese Peace Pagoda, New world craft, & more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa), appreciate the history behind Kushta Raja Gala, take in the dramatic natural features at Blow Hole Hummanaya, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hiriketiya Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mirissa travel planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Mirissa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Colombo.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Matara, Hikkaduwa, Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa), Sea Turtle Protection Association
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Raja & the Whales ©
Raja & the Whales

few
hours
Colombo

Colombo
For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Colombo trip planner.

Getting from Mirissa to Colombo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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