10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly:  13​h
1
Colombo
— 1 night
train:  2​h
2
Galle
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Netolpitiya
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Kandy
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
5
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
End: Manama

1
night
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 15th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from The Lighthouse and then pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Colombo vacation planner.

Manama, Bahrain to Colombo is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manama to Colombo due to the time zone difference. In February, Colombo is a bit warmer than Manama - with highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Galle.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Negombo
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
St Anthony's Shrine ©
St Anthony's Shrine
The Lighthouse ©
The Lighthouse

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church, kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach, then examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, and finally relax in the rural setting at Handunugoda Tea Estate. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirissa Beach and then kick back and relax at Polhena Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Galle trip planner.

Drive from Colombo to Galle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Netolpitiya.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Mirissa Beach, Polhena Beach, Handunugoda Tea Estate
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Dutch Reformed Church ©
Dutch Reformed Church
Community Tsunami Museum ©
Community Tsunami Museum
Handunugoda Tea Estate ©
Handunugoda Tea Estate

1
night
Netolpitiya

Netolpitiya ©
Most people take a trip to Netolpitiya to enjoy a classic beach holiday.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Indika Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara, and then kick back and relax at Medaketiya Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Netolpitiya trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Galle to Netolpitiya takes 2 hours. In February in Netolpitiya, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Netolpitiya

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Tangalle
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Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara ©
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara
Indika Art Gallery ©
Indika Art Gallery

2
nights
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 20th (Tue), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Kandy view point, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally stroll the grounds of Commonwealth War Cemetery. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Ceylon Tea Museum, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, then stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, and finally identify plant and animal life at Udawattekele Sanctuary.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Netolpitiya to Kandy in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery

1
night
Colombo

Colombo ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St Lucia's Cathedral, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sea views from The Lighthouse. On the next day, kick back and relax at Mount Lavinia Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Colombo travel planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Colombo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Mount Lavinia Beach ©
Mount Lavinia Beach
The Lighthouse ©
The Lighthouse
St Lucia's Cathedral ©
St Lucia's Cathedral

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