10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Colombo
— 1 night
train:  2​h
2
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Rekawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Ella
— 2 nights
train:  6​h 30​min
5
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Pinnawala
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
7
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Bucharest

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.
To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Colombo day trip planning site .

Bucharest, Romania to Colombo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Bucharest to Colombo. In April, Colombo is much hotter than Bucharest - with highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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2
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): kick back and relax at Mihiripenna Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Unawatuna Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, then learn more about the world around you at Maritime Archeological Museum (Galle), then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, and finally stop by Stick No Bills Poster Gallery.

Plan my day in Unawatuna using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Colombo to Unawatuna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rekawa.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Galle, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery
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Unawatuna Beach ©
Unawatuna Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Amanwella Silent Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Tangalle Lighthouse, then stroll through Medilla Beach, and finally stroll through Medaketiya Activity Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rekawa trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Unawatuna to Rekawa by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Rekawa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tangalle, Kahandamodara Beach, Ussangoda National Park
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Kahandamodara Beach ©
Kahandamodara Beach
Medilla Beach ©
Medilla Beach
Ussangoda National Park ©
Ussangoda National Park

2
nights
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.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ella holiday planner.

You can drive from Rekawa to Ella in 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ella can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Spas
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge

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.
To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kandy online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Ella to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You will leave for Pinnawala on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Kandy

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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hours
Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pinnawala travel planner .

Drive from Kandy to Pinnawala in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Pinnawala, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Parks Wildlife
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

1
night
Colombo

Colombo
To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Colombo trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Pinnawala to Colombo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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