10 days in South Asia Itinerary

10 days in South Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka trip itinerary maker

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Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sigiriya
— 1 night
Drive
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Ella
— 1 night
Drive
4
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Ahangama
— 1 night
Drive
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Bentota
— 1 night
Train
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Colombo
— 2 nights
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Anuradhapura

— 2 nights
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 20th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mihintale and then admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Anuradhapura trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Anuradhapura is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

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 21st (Sun), don't miss a visit to Sigiriya Fortress and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya online vacation planner.

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Sigiriya in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 22:

Ella

— 1 night
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 22nd (Mon), take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge and then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ella travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Sigiriya to Ella takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Nature · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wedasiti Kanda Viharaya and then make a trip to Kirinda Viharaya.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yala National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Ella to Yala National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ahangama.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:

Ahangama

— 1 night
Ahangama is a small town in Sri Lanka. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then relax in the rural setting at Handunugoda Tea Estate.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ahangama trip maker app.

You can drive from Yala National Park to Ahangama in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. November in Ahangama sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Ahangama

Spas

Side Trip

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Bentota

— 1 night
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Make your Bentota itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Ahangama to Bentota in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 26th (Fri), you'll travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Bentota

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:

Colombo

— 2 nights
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Spend the 28th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, buy something for everyone on your list at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, look for gifts at Vogue Jewellers (Pvt) Ltd, and take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Colombo attractions planning tool.

Traveling by train from Bentota to Colombo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Galle District travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Historic Sites