10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka trip builder

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Taxi:  10 h 15 min
1
Sigiriya
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Kandy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Nuwara Eliya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Bentota
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Bengaluru

1
day
Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
On the 8th (Tue), make a trip to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya trip builder website.

Bengaluru, India to Sigiriya is an approximately 7- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Minneriya National Park
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, and finally admire all the interesting features of Royal Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Victoria Golf & Country Resort.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kandy trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Sigiriya to Kandy in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Victoria Golf & Country Resort
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Victoria Golf & Country Resort ©
Victoria Golf & Country Resort
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

2
nights
Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Bluefield Tea Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Gregory Lake, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sita Temple.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nuwara Eliya trip maker app.

You can drive from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Ella.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake
Sita Temple ©
Sita Temple
Pedro Tea Factory	©
Pedro Tea Factory

1
night
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 12th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ella road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Nuwara Eliya to Ella takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Spas
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Spas
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

2
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hikkaduwa Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Protection Association, and then kick back and relax at Bentota Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bentota trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ella to Bentota takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Bentota can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Colombo.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Hikkaduwa Beach
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Ganeshism Studio Gallery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Colombo tour builder app.

Traveling by train from Bentota to Colombo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Colombo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Ganeshism Studio Gallery ©
Ganeshism Studio Gallery

Similar Plans

14 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM IRELAND December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 11 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 19 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 8 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 19 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 9 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA August, kids, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, kids, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 18 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 14 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 16 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM ROMANIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 31 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM THAILAND October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 12 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM EGYPT September, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: September, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans