10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  14​h
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Habarana
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
Beruwala
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Mirissa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Colombo
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Cairo

2
days
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
On the 8th (Wed), explore the activities along Kandy Lake, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Kandy, then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then don't miss a visit to Galmaduwa temple kandy, and finally look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, then stop by Kandy City Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Udawattekele Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kandy tour itinerary planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Kandy is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Cairo to Kandy, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Habarana.

Things to do in Kandy

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

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Royal Botanical Gardens
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Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Udawattekele Sanctuary ©
Udawattekele Sanctuary
Royal Palace of Kandy ©
Royal Palace of Kandy

1
day
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

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Traveling by car from Kandy to Habarana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Beruwala.

Things to do in Habarana

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

1
day
Beruwala

Beruwala ©
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, look for gifts at Dara Gems & Jewellery, and then stop by Sriyan Jewellers.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Habarana to Beruwala in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mirissa.

Things to do in Beruwala

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Bentota Beach
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Dara Gems & Jewellery ©
Dara Gems & Jewellery
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Sriyan Jewellers ©
Sriyan Jewellers

2
days
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stop by Koccoriko, look for gifts at Shoba, and then kick back and relax at Jungle Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Pilgrims Lounge Chrishtopher Handicraft and Paint Gallery, look for gifts at Stick No Bills Poster Gallery, then stop by Embark, then stop by Vyanni, and finally kick back and relax at Unawatuna Beach.

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Drive from Beruwala to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Mirissa are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Colombo.

Things to do in Mirissa

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Galle, Unawatuna
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Unawatuna Beach ©
Unawatuna Beach
Shoba ©
Shoba

2
days
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.
On the 14th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mount Lavinia Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Anjaneyar Temple. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, then stop by Stone 'N' String, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebastian’s Church, and finally kick back and relax at Negombo Beach.

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Traveling by car from Mirissa to Colombo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Colombo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Shopping

Side Trips

Negombo, Sri Anjaneyar Temple
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Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach

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