10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Taxi:  8 h 30 min
1
Tissamaharama
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Ella
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Tissamaharama

Tissamaharama ©
Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): make a trip to Kirinda Viharaya and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bundala National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiri Vehera.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tissamaharama trip itinerary tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Tissamaharama is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly. Traveling from Dubai to Tissamaharama, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dubai, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tissamaharama, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Kirinda Viharaya, Kiri Vehera, Bundala National Park
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Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Safaris
Kiri Vehera ©
Kiri Vehera

2
nights
Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park ©
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stroll through Udawalawe Trails and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Transit Home (ETH). On your second day here, get to know the resident critters at Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage and then stroll through Udawalawe National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Udawalawe National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tissamaharama to Udawalawe National Park takes 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Udawalawe National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Udawalawa
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Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)
Udawalawe Trails ©
Udawalawe Trails

3
nights
Ella

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Honey Bee Garden and Ella Spice Garden. Change things up with these side-trips from Ella: Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya (in Wellawaya) and Haputale (Lipton’s Seat & Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, and look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

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Getting from Udawalawe National Park to Ella by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haputale, Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya
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Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden
Ella Spice Garden ©
Ella Spice Garden
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak

2
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
On the 15th (Sun), stroll through Ahungalla Beach, make a trip to Tsunami Honganji Vihara, then examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, and finally stroll through Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and then make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Unawatuna trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Ella to Unawatuna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Unawatuna, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Ahungalla Beach, Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara
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Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Spas
Tsunami Honganji Vihara ©
Tsunami Honganji Vihara

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