10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kandy
— 2 nights
2
Arugam Bay
— 1 night
3
Yala National Park
— 1 night
4
Ella
— 1 night
5
Dambulla
— 1 night
6
Gampaha
— 2 nights

2
nights
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kandy: Millennium Elephant Foundation (in Kegalle) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Degaldoruwa Temple, stroll through Knuckles Forest Reserve, and stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kandy trip itinerary builder site.

Exeter, UK to Kandy is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST) is 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Millennium Elephant Foundation, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens, Knuckles Forest Reserve
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
On the 11th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Sangamankandy Pilliyar Kovil, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the activities along Arugam Bay, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, and finally explore the activities along Pottuvil Lagoon.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Arugam Bay trip maker app.

You can drive from Kandy to Arugam Bay in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. In August, daytime highs in Arugam Bay are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay
Pottuvil Lagoon ©
Pottuvil Lagoon

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night
Yala National Park

Yala National Park ©
One of the most popular national parks in the country, Yala National Park boasts a wide variety of animals, and does important work in conserving and growing populations.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yala National Park trip builder website.

You can drive from Arugam Bay to Yala National Park in 3 hours. In August in Yala National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks Nature
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, thentake in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, and finally admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ella travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Yala National Park to Ella takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Ella are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dambulla.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden

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night
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
On the 14th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, don't miss a visit to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dambulla trip itinerary website.

Drive from Ella to Dambulla in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Gampaha.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs ©
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs

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Gampaha

Gampaha ©
Gampaha is a major city in Gampaha District, Western Province, Sri Lanka. You've now added Sri Lanka Tailored Tours to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka, thenmake a short side trip with Sri Lanka Tailored Tours, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maligatenna Dageba.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gampaha tour planner.

You can drive from Dambulla to Gampaha in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gampaha

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka
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Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka ©
Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka
Maligatenna Dageba ©
Maligatenna Dageba

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