10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Taxi to Koggala, Fly to Udawalawe National Park
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Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Kandy, Taxi to Sigiriya
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Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dambulla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kandy
— 1 night
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Unawatuna — 2 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hikkaduwa (Narigama Beach & Hikkaduwa Beach) and Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Parrot Rock Bridge). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Unawatuna Devol Devalaya.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Unawatuna trip itinerary builder site.

Bengaluru, India to Unawatuna is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bengaluru in December: high temperatures in Unawatuna hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Udawalawe National Park.
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Udawalawe National Park — 2 nights

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 27th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Udawalawe National Park day trip planning site.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Unawatuna to Udawalawe National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Udawalawe National Park sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Sigiriya.
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Sigiriya — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Sigiriya Museum, then make a trip to Sigiriya Fortress, and then don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kaudulla National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sigiriya trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Udawalawe National Park to Sigiriya by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Dambulla.
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Dambulla — 2 nights

On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
On the 30th (Fri), enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then stroll through Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pidurangala Royal Cave Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, then take in nature's colorful creations at Euphoria Spice and Herbal, then admire the natural beauty at Ranweli Spice Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at Popham's Arboretum.

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Dambulla is very close to Sigiriya. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Kandy.
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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.
On the 1st (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hindagala Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and finally make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy holiday maker tool.

Drive from Dambulla to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Mon).
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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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