10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rome
Fly + Drive:  19 h
1
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Galle
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Kandy
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Rome

2
nights
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): take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple of Dambulla, don't miss a visit to Sigiriya, and then don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya holiday planner.

Rome, Italy to Sigiriya is an approximately 20.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Sigiriya is 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Galle.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

4
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mirissa Beach and Jungle Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galle: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mirissa), Bentota Beach (in Bentota) and Hikkaduwa (Hikkaduwa Beach & Seenigama Muhudu Viharaya). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, stop by Gekko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church, and take in the exciting artwork at EXOTIC ROOTS.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Galle trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Sigiriya to Galle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Galle can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kandy: Millennium Elephant Foundation (in Kegalle) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawattekele Sanctuary, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Kandy route builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Galle to Kandy in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Adventure

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Millennium Elephant Foundation, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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