10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  11​h
1
Sigiriya
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Naula
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kandy
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  1​h 45​min
4
Beruwala
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Galle
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Sigiriya World Heritage Site, don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, stop by Lanka Silks, examine the collection at Pethikada, then don't miss a visit to Sigiriya Craft Village, and finally see the interesting displays at Sigiriya Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya vacation builder.

Bangkok, Thailand to Sigiriya is an approximately 11-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Naula.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Ancient City of Sigiriya ©
Ancient City of Sigiriya
Pethikada ©
Pethikada
Sigiriya Museum ©
Sigiriya Museum

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night
Naula

Naula ©
On the 26th (Thu), look for gifts at Karu Arts & Crafts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nalanda Gedige, then stroll through Euphoria Spice and Herbal, and finally admire the natural beauty at Ranweli Spice Garden.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Naula travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Sigiriya to Naula by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Naula

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Matale
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Ranweli Spice Garden ©
Ranweli Spice Garden
Karu Arts & Crafts ©
Karu Arts & Crafts
Nalanda Gedige ©
Nalanda Gedige

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, then see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, then stop by Embilmeegama Tea Factory, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Kandy City Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, identify plant and animal life at Udawattekele Sanctuary, then steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally examine the collection at Raja Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kandy custom trip planner.

You can drive from Naula to Kandy in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Beruwala.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Embilmeegama Tea Factory, National Railway Museum, Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Udawattekele Sanctuary ©
Udawattekele Sanctuary

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Beruwala

Beruwala ©
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalutara Bodhiya, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Protection Association, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bentota Beach, and finally stop by Dara Gems and Jewellery.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Beruwala trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Beruwala in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October in Beruwala, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Galle.

Things to do in Beruwala

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bentota, Kalutara Bodhiya
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Dara Gems & Jewellery ©
Dara Gems & Jewellery
Kalutara Bodhiya ©
Kalutara Bodhiya

1
night
Galle

Galle
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Galle travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Beruwala to Galle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll set off for Colombo on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Galle

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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2
nights
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.
Do your shopping at Stone 'N' String and Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colombo National Museum and Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple. Go for a jaunt from Colombo to Negombo to see Negombo Beach about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stop by Barefoot, browse the different shops at Arcade Independence Square, stroll through Galle Face Green, and don't miss a visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Colombo travel planner.

Traveling by car from Galle to Colombo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Colombo are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
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Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct ©
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©

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