10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h 45​min
1
Colombo
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Bentota
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
3
Galle
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Mirissa
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Udawalawa
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Dambulla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Kandy
— 1 night
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

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 13th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa and then stroll through Negombo Beach.

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Hyderabad, India to Colombo is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. Traveling from Hyderabad in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Colombo, with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Bentota.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Negombo Beach, Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

3
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): look for all kinds of wild species at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Protection Association. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach, identify plant and animal life at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, and then stroll through Bentota Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bentota trip planner .

You can take a train from Colombo to Bentota in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel to Galle.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kosgoda, Ahungalla Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association
Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project ©

1
night
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, enjoy the sand and surf at Unawatuna Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Galle holiday builder .

Take a train from Bentota to Galle in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Jungle Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

1
day
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stop by Dress Palace, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mirissa day trip tool .

Drive from Galle to Mirissa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Mirissa sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Udawalawa.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

1
day
Udawalawa

Udawalawa ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe Nationalpark Elefant Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Udawalawa journey tool .

Drive from Mirissa to Udawalawa in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Udawalawa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Udawalawa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Udawalawe Nationalpark Elefant Trail ©

2
nights
Dambulla

Dambulla
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 20th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of The Golden Temple, then admire all the interesting features of Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, and then don't miss a visit to Sigiriya World Heritage Site.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dambulla vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Udawalawa to Dambulla takes 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Sigiriya World Heritage Site
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Sigiriya World Heritage Site
Sigiriya World Heritage Site
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium ©

1
night
Kandy

Kandy ©
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 21st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Udawattekele Sanctuary, then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kandy road trip planning site .

You can drive from Dambulla to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Udawattekele Sanctuary ©
Udawattekele Sanctuary
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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