10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  7​h
1
Colombo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Pinnawala
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kandy
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Colombo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Galle
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Hikkaduwa
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
7
Bentota
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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 where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Colombo online trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Colombo is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. While traveling from Mumbai, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Colombo, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Pinnawala.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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hours
Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stroll through Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pinnawala trip planning website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Colombo to Pinnawala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Pinnawala can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Fri) before leaving for Kandy.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Parks Wildlife
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

few
hours
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Botanical Gardens as well as Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kandy holiday maker app .

Traveling by car from Pinnawala to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

1
night
Colombo

Colombo
For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Colombo trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Kandy to Colombo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Galle.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sri Lanka Navy Whale Watching. Explore hidden gems such as Spas and Dutch Reformed Church. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Galle trip website .

You can take a train from Colombo to Galle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Galle sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Galle

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Spas
Dutch Reformed Church ©
Dutch Reformed Church

few
hours
Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Coral Sanctuary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Naga Viharaya and then explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Sanctuary.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hikkaduwa route planner .

You can drive from Galle to Hikkaduwa in an hour. In November in Hikkaduwa, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Bentota.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Coral Sanctuary ©
Coral Sanctuary

2
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bentota driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hikkaduwa to Bentota takes an hour. In November, daytime highs in Bentota are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Colombo.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project ©

2
nights
Colombo

Colombo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka, Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, Laksala, and other attractions you added. On the 14th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): stop by ODEL, explore the wide array of goods at House of Fashion, and then stop by Laksala.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Colombo trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Bentota to Colombo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:
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Laksala ©
Laksala
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©

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