10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka Trip Planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  11​h 45​min
1
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Kandy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Netolpitiya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Galle
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
On the 14th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Maha Boodhi Temple, explore the ancient world of Moonstone or Sandakada pahana, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagoba of Thuparama, don't miss a visit to Isurumuniya Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, and finally don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Anuradhapura custom trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Anuradhapura is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba
Moonstone or Sandakada pahana ©
Moonstone or Sandakada pahana

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.
On the 15th (Fri), stop by Kandy City Center, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and then see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Commonwealth War Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Ceylon Tea Museum, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy trip planner.

Traveling by car from Anuradhapura to Kandy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Netolpitiya.

Things to do in Kandy

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Commonwealth War Cemetery ©
Commonwealth War Cemetery

2
nights
Netolpitiya

Netolpitiya ©
Most people take a trip to Netolpitiya to enjoy a classic beach holiday.
On the 18th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Indika Art Gallery, then delve into the distant past at Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bundala National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Netolpitiya travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Kandy to Netolpitiya in 6 hours. December in Netolpitiya sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Netolpitiya

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tangalle, Bundala National Park
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara ©
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Escape the urban bustle at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project and Speed Boats Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tsunami Photo Museum and Community Tsunami Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Spas & Wellness (in Mirissa) and Kowilawatta Temple (in Balapitiya). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church and look for gifts at Lihiniya Gems.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Galle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Netolpitiya to Galle takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Spas & Wellness, Community Tsunami Museum, Kowilawatta Temple, Tsunami Photo Museum, Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Dutch Reformed Church ©
Dutch Reformed Church

Similar Plans

14 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS December, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA March, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA December, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS December, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA January, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA April, kids, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM HUNGARY February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM HUNGARY February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM AFGHANISTAN December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans