10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hikkaduwa
— 1 night
2
Kitulgala
— 1 night
3
Kandy
— 1 night
4
Dambulla
— 1 night
5
Sigiriya
— 1 night
6
Polonnaruwa
— 2 nights
7
Yapahuwa
— 1 night
8
Colombo
— 1 night

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Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
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.
You've now added Sadee tours to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naga Viharaya, and then see the sights as you ascend with Sadee tours. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach, view the masterpieces at Tsunami Photo Museum, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Narigama Beach, thenstop by Cara Jewellers, and finally view the masterpieces at Pilgrims Lounge Chrishtopher Handicraft and Paint Gallery.

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Colombo to Hikkaduwa is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Hikkaduwa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kitulgala.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Galle, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Ahungalla Beach, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach

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Kitulgala

Kitulgala ©
Kitulgala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka. On the 24th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Belilena Cave, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Nalagana Ella Falls, thentake a peaceful walk through Makandawa Forest Reserve, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Aberdeen Falls.

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Traveling by car from Hikkaduwa to Kitulgala takes 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kitulgala are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Kitulgala

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Aberdeen Falls
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Belilena Cave ©
Belilena Cave

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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 25th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy War Cemetery, thenstroll through Udawattekele Sanctuary, thenstroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Kundasale.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Kitulgala to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Kundasale
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Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Udawattekele Sanctuary ©
Udawattekele Sanctuary

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Dambulla

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 26th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Pidurangala Royal Cave Temple, see Off-Road Tours, and then admire the natural beauty at Popham's Arboretum.

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You can drive from Kandy to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Dambulla

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Off-Road Tours
Popham's Arboretum ©
Popham's Arboretum

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Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stop by Sigiriya Craft Village, thenexplore the ancient world of Sinhagiri, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Lion's Paws - Sigiriya.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sigiriya travel itinerary planner.

Sigiriya is just a stone's throw from Dambulla. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Polonnaruwa.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
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Sinhagiri ©
Sinhagiri
Safaris
The Lion's Paws - Sigiriya ©
The Lion's Paws - Sigiriya

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Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa ©
Lying 216 km (134 mi) from Colombo, Polonnaruwa offers a rich history second in Sri Lanka only to Arunadhapura.
On the 28th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Sathmahal Prasada, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hatadage, thensteep yourself in history at Lankathilaka Image House, and finally make a trip to Somawathiya Stupa. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Thivanka Image House, appreciate the history behind Polonnaruwa Vatadage, thenexplore the ancient world of King’s Council Chamber, thencontemplate the long history of Gal Potha, and finally contemplate the long history of Dalada Maluwa.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Polonnaruwa sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Sigiriya to Polonnaruwa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yapahuwa.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

Historic Sites
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King’s Council Chamber ©
King’s Council Chamber
Lankathilaka Image House ©
Lankathilaka Image House
Somawathiya Stupa ©
Somawathiya Stupa

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Yapahuwa

Yapahuwa ©
Yapahuwa was one of the ephemeral capitals of medieval Sri Lanka. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Yapahuwa, take an in-depth tour of Yapahuwa Ancient Kingdom, and then contemplate the long history of Yapahuwa Rock Fortress.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yapahuwa online day trip planner.

Getting from Polonnaruwa to Yapahuwa by car takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Colombo.

Things to do in Yapahuwa

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Yapahuwa
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Yapahuwa Rock Fortress ©
Yapahuwa Rock Fortress

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St Anthony's Shrine, thenlook for gifts at Vogue Jewellers, thenskim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally head outdoors with Diyatha Uyana.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Colombo itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yapahuwa to Colombo in 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Diyatha Uyana ©
Diyatha Uyana
St Anthony's Shrine ©
St Anthony's Shrine
Vogue Jewellers ©
Vogue Jewellers

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