10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Rome
Fly:  19​h
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
Galle
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Kandy
— 3 nights
train + bus + Fly:  17​h 30​min
Rome

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): Head underground at The Golden Temple, don't miss a visit to Sigiriya World Heritage Site, and then make a trip to Pidurangala Rock.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sigiriya tour planner.

Rome, Italy to Sigiriya is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Sigiriya is 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks Nature

Side Trip

The Golden Temple
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The Golden Temple ©
The Golden Temple
Sigiriya World Heritage Site
Sigiriya World Heritage Site
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

4
days
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
We've included these beaches for you: Jungle Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Mirissa (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Mirissa Beach) and Bentota Beach (in Bentota). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Unawatuna Beach, stop by Gekko, pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church, and head outdoors with Galle Fort.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Galle vacation planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Sigiriya to Galle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Bentota Beach
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Unawatuna Beach ©
Unawatuna Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

3
days
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kandy: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Millennium Elephant Foundation (in Kegalle). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, and examine the collection at Raja Museum.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kandy travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Galle to Kandy in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Kandy are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 4th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Millennium Elephant Foundation, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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