10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Kandy
— 1 night
Drive
2
Habarana
— 1 night
Drive
3
Beruwala
— 1 night
Drive
4
Mirissa
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Colombo
— 3 nights
Fly

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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 8th (Wed): explore the activities along Kandy Lake, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Kandy, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then don't miss a visit to Galmaduwa temple kandy, and finally stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, then look for gifts at Kandy City Center, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawattekele Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kandy online trip builder.

Cairo, Egypt to Kandy is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to India Standard Time is 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Habarana.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Habarana

— 1 night
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 striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Habarana trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Habarana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Beruwala.

Things to do in Habarana

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Beruwala

— 1 night
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): kick back and relax at Bentota Beach, learn something new at Dara Gems & Jewellery, and then stop by Sriyan Jewellers.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Beruwala road trip website.

Drive from Habarana to Beruwala in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Beruwala are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Beruwala

Shopping · Classes · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Mirissa

— 2 nights
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): look for gifts at Koccoriko, then stop by Shoba, and then kick back and relax at Jungle Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Pilgrims Lounge Chrishtopher Handicraft and Paint Gallery, look for gifts at Stick No Bills Poster Gallery, and then look for gifts at Embark.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mirissa trip planner.

Drive from Beruwala to Mirissa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Colombo.

Things to do in Mirissa

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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Colombo

— 3 nights
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), take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Mount Lavinia Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Anjaneyar Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, stop by Stone 'N' String, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebastian’s Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Colombo trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Colombo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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Sri Lanka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
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.