10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka itinerary planner

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Fly to Colombo, Taxi to Dambulla
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Dambulla
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalkudah
— 1 night
Drive
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Ella
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalametiya
— 3 nights
Drive
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Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
Fly to Kandy, Taxi to Kandy
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Kandy
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis. On your second day here, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dambulla travel route builder.

Indore, India to Dambulla is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kalkudah

— 1 night
On the 15th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Coconut Cultural Park and then kick back and relax at Passikudah Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalkudah day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Dambulla to Kalkudah takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Ella Spice Garden, take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ella online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Kalkudah to Ella in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kalametiya.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes · Adventure

Kalametiya

— 3 nights
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) and Silent Beach. Get outdoors at Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching and Kalametiya Beach.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kalametiya holiday website.

Drive from Ella to Kalametiya in 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Kalametiya can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Kalametiya

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Udawalawe National Park

— 1 night
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
On the 20th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Udawalawe National Park online vacation maker.

You can drive from Kalametiya to Udawalawe National Park in 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Udawalawe National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Kandy

— 2 nights
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
On the 21st (Sun), don't miss a visit to Degaldoruwa Temple, don't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): make a trip to Kandy view point and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Udawalawe National Park to Kandy in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Sri Lanka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.