10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Kandy
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Ella
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Udawalawe National Park
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Hambantota
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Mirissa
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Unawatuna
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Galle
— 2 nights
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Hikkaduwa
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Ambalangoda
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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 14th (Sun): play a few rounds at Merveilles DU Sri Lanka and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio, stroll through Royal Botanical Gardens, and then explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kandy day trip planner.

Kalutara to Kandy is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ella.
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Ella — 2 nights

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 16th (Tue), look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ella trip website.

Getting from Kandy to Ella by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Udawalawe National Park.
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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.
For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Udawalawe National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ella to Udawalawe National Park in 2.5 hours. August in Udawalawe National Park sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 77°F at night. On the 17th (Wed), you'll travel to Hambantota.
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Hambantota — 1 night

Hambantota is the main town in Hambantota District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on Kamal Safari Bundala Park and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hambantota trip builder tool.

Getting from Udawalawe National Park to Hambantota by car takes about 2 hours. August in Hambantota sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mirissa.
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Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mirissa trip planner.

Getting from Hambantota to Mirissa by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mirissa are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. You will leave for Unawatuna on the 18th (Thu).
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Unawatuna — 1 day

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 18th (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Unawatuna trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Mirissa to Unawatuna in an hour. Another option is to take a train. August in Unawatuna sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Galle.
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Galle — 2 nights

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): look for gifts at Galle Fort Spices, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Galle trip planner.

Galle is just a short distance from Unawatuna. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hikkaduwa.
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Hikkaduwa — 1 night

One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
On the 20th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Tsunami Photo Museum, stroll through Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour in style with a train tour and then browse the exhibits of Genuine Batik.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hikkaduwa trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Galle to Hikkaduwa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Hikkaduwa, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Ambalangoda.
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Ambalangoda — 2 nights

Ambalangoda is a coastal town located in Galle District, Southern Province of Sri Lanka. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Madu River and then kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ambalangoda attractions planning website.

Ambalangoda is just a stone's throw from Hikkaduwa. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 79°F. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Tue).
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Sri Lanka travel guide

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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.
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Galle District travel guide

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