10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dambulla
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  3​h
3
Beruwala
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Galle
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Colombo
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Jeddah

1
night
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 11th (Thu), stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then examine the collection at Raja Museum, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and finally stop by Kandy City Center.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Kandy trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Kandy is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Kandy. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Shopping Historic Sites Nature
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Jayamali Batiks Studio ©
Jayamali Batiks Studio

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hours
Dambulla

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 12th (Fri): look for gifts at Sigiriya Craft Village and then Head underground at The Golden Temple.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dambulla vacation planner.

Drive from Kandy to Dambulla in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Beruwala.

Things to do in Dambulla

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sigiriya Craft Village
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla

2
nights
Beruwala

Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nature & Wildlife Tours as well as Olympic Jewellers. On the 13th (Sat), look for gifts at Olympic Jewellers, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then don't miss a visit to Kalutara Bodhiya.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Beruwala travel itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Dambulla to Beruwala in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. January in Beruwala sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Galle.

Things to do in Beruwala

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Kalutara Bodhiya
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kalutara Bodhiya ©
Kalutara Bodhiya

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night
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 14th (Sun), kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach and then stroll through Unawatuna Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, look for gifts at Embark, and then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Galle online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Beruwala to Galle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mirissa Beach, Jungle Beach
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Negombo Beach and Mount Lavinia Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colombo National Museum and Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Stone 'N' String, make a trip to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, and browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Colombo travel planner.

You can drive from Galle to Colombo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
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Stone 'N' String ©
Stone 'N' String
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach

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