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 + 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
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read Sigiriya vacation builder tool .

Bengaluru, India to Sigiriya is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dambulla.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Minneriya National Park
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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.
On the 9th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Victoria Golf & Country Resort.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kandy vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sigiriya to Kandy takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Victoria Golf & Country Resort, Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Victoria Golf & Country Resort ©
Victoria Golf & Country Resort
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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.
Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Bluefield Tea Gardens, explore the activities along Gregory Lake, then get to know the fascinating history of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sita Temple.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nuwara Eliya travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya takes 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
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Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake
Sita Temple ©
Sita Temple
Bluefield Tea Gardens ©
Bluefield Tea Gardens

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.
On the 12th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ella trip planner.

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

Nature Parks Spas
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll through Hikkaduwa Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Protection Association, and then kick back and relax at Bentota Beach. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bentota trip maker tool .

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. October in Bentota sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Colombo.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Hikkaduwa Beach
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Ganeshism Studio Gallery.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Colombo trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Bentota to Colombo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Colombo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Independence Square ©
Independence Square

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