10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly + Taxi:  1 h
1
Peradeniya
— 1 day
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h
5
Unawatuna
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Bentota
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
End: Colombo

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day
Peradeniya

Peradeniya ©
A suburb of Kandy, Peradeniya draws more than 2 million visitors annually to its royal botanical gardens.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): make a trip to Suriyakantha Centre for Art & Culture, pause for some serene contemplation at Hindagala Temple, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Peradeniya tour itinerary builder site .

Colombo to Peradeniya is an approximately 1-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Peradeniya can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Peradeniya

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Suriyakantha Centre for Art & Culture
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Suriyakantha Centre for Art & Culture ©

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night
Yala National Park

Yala National Park ©
One of the most popular national parks in the country, Yala National Park boasts a wide variety of animals, and does important work in conserving and growing populations.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yala National Park visit planning app .

You can fly from Peradeniya to Yala National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Yala National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks Nature
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

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Ella

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): browse the exhibits of R. M. S Antique And Brassware, take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, and then hike along Mini Adams Peak. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, then snap pictures at Nine Arch Bridge, and finally look for gifts at Ella Gem & Jewelry.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ella online trip maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yala National Park to Ella. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Trails
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge

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Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Udawalawe National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Ella to Udawalawe National Park in 2.5 hours. March in Udawalawe National Park sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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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.
Visiting Jungle Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mirissa Beach and Narigama Beach. Step out of Unawatuna to go to Mirissa and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 40 minutes away.

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Getting from Udawalawe National Park to Unawatuna by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. March in Unawatuna sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bentota.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Galle, Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Kabalana Beach
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

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Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
On the 20th (Fri), kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Beruwala Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bentota holiday website .

Traveling by car from Unawatuna to Bentota takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Bentota

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Beruwala Beach, Ahungalla Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Beruwala Beach ©
Beruwala Beach

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