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
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Dambulla
— 1 night
Fly:  10​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.
Get outdoors at Negombo Beach and Mount Lavinia Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St Lucia's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and admire the striking features of Colombo Fort.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Colombo trip maker .

Bengaluru, India to Colombo is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. Traveling from Bengaluru in May, you will find days in Colombo are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, stop by Embark, then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, and finally examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Unawatuna online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Colombo to Unawatuna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Galle, Community Tsunami Museum
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then identify plant and animal life at Udawattekele Sanctuary, and finally don't miss a visit to Kandy view point.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kandy journey planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Unawatuna to Kandy takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Udawattekele Sanctuary ©
Udawattekele Sanctuary

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 8th (Tue): look for gifts at Lanka Silks, make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Cave Temple, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of The Golden Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Minneriya National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dambulla tour builder tool .

You can drive from Kandy to Dambulla in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Minneriya National Park
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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