10 days in South Asia Itinerary

10 days in South Asia Itinerary

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Aluthgama
— 1 day
Drive
2
Mirissa
— 1 night
Fly
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly
4
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Polonnaruwa
— 1 night
Drive
6
Anuradhapura
— 1 night
Drive
7
Dambulla
— 1 night
Drive
8
Sigiriya
— 1 night
Fly
9
Negombo
— 1 night
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10
Colombo
— 1 night

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Aluthgama

— 1 day
On the 22nd (Sun), stroll around Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa and then stop by Gem Bank Gems & Jewellery.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Aluthgama driving holiday planner.

Colombo to Aluthgama is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In March, daily temperatures in Aluthgama can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Aluthgama

Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Mirissa

— 1 night
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 23rd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mirissa tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Aluthgama to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Kandy

— 1 night
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanical Gardens, then examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kandy trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mirissa to Kandy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Yala National Park

— 1 night
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.
To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yala National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Kandy to Yala National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Yala National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel to Polonnaruwa.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 25:

Polonnaruwa

— 1 night
Lying 216 km (134 mi) from Colombo, Polonnaruwa offers a rich history second in Sri Lanka only to Arunadhapura.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Gal Vihara, appreciate the history behind Polonnaruwa Vatadage, then admire the landmark architecture of Polonnaruwa, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kumara Pokuna.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Polonnaruwa route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Yala National Park to Polonnaruwa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

Historic Sites

Anuradhapura

— 1 night
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruwanwelisaya, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mihintale, and then don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Anuradhapura trip planner.

Drive from Polonnaruwa to Anuradhapura in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites

Dambulla

— 1 night
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dambulla trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Dambulla in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Dambulla

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Sigiriya

— 1 night
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 29th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, stop by Sigiriya Craft Village, and then delve into the distant past at Sigiriya Fortress.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sigiriya journey planner.

Sigiriya is just a stone's throw from Dambulla. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Negombo.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 29:

Negombo

— 1 night

Little Rome

Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
On the 30th (Mon), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Negombo Beach, and then stop by Selyn.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Negombo trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Sigiriya to Negombo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In March in Negombo, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Colombo.

Things to do in Negombo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Colombo

— 1 night
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stroll around Galle Face Green, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Colombo online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Negombo to Colombo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks