10 Days in Sri Lanka Itinerary Story

By Raeesha Ikram

Introduction

10 Days in Sri Lanka Itinerary Story

This 10 Days in Sri Lanka Itinerary will help you capture the best of the island by taking you through... Read more

Day 1

Colombo

Your first day begins right after you land in Sri Lanka at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), or Katunayaka International Airport... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 1

Pettah

Once you've checked in to your accommodation and settled down a bit, head to Pettah - the noisiest and most... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 2

The Old Dutch Hospital

The Old Dutch Hospital, also located in Pettah, is a shopping precinct full of stores and restaurants selling luxury items.... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 3

Colombo National Museum

Located in Colombo- 07, the Colombo National Museum is the largest national museum in Sri Lanka. It houses an extensive... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 4

Viharamahadevi Park

Viharamahadevi Park allows you to spend some idyllic time in nature before jetting off again the next day. You will... Read more

Day 2

Polonnaruwa

Tourists go to Polonnaruwa to get a flavour of Sri Lanka’s history, so you won’t run out of places to... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 1

The Royal Palace - Vejayanta Pasada

The Royal Palace is one of the best places to visit in Polonnaruwa. Once a spectacular 7-storeyed palace complex and... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 2

Siva Devalaya (No 1) Temple

This particular religious site was built in the 13th century and was dedicated to Lord Siva. It shows the influence... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 3

Vatadage

The Vatadage is another fascinating sight to explore. It is a circular-shaped structure that was initially built to house Buddha’s... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 4

Gal Vihara Temple

Gal Vihara, or Gal Viharaya Temple, is one of the primary places visited by Buddhist devotees. Here, you will see... Read more

Day 3

Polonnaruwa - Dambulla

Start your third day in Sri Lanka by visiting Minneriya National Park, which is an hour away from Polonnaruwa, and... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 1

Minneriya National Park

Minneriya National Park is where you will encounter large herds of elephants wandering about in their natural habitat. Every year,... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 2

Sigiriya Rock

If you ask a local about an iconic place to visit in Dambulla, they will probably suggest Sigiriya Rock Fortress... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 3

Dambulla Cave Temple

The Dambulla Cave Temple, or the Golden Temple of Dambulla, is a temple complex recognised as another UNESCO World Heritage... Read more

Day 4

Kandy

Kandy is known as the hill capital of Sri Lanka as it’s encircled with towering mountains. It is also located... Read more

Day 4 - Stop 1

Kandy Lake

Energise yourself by starting your day early and taking a walk along the stunning Kandy Lake. It is one of... Read more

Day 4 - Stop 2

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, also known as ‘Dalada Maligawa,’ is a place you shouldn’t miss when in... Read more

Day 4 - Stop 3

National Museum of Kandy (Royal Palace)

If you want to learn more about Kandy’s history, the National Museum of Kandy is where you should head to... Read more

Day 4 - Stop 4

Huluganga Ella Falls

If you are looking for something more nature-bound to do next, visiting a waterfall might be a good idea for... Read more

Day 4 - Stop 5

Royal Botanical Gardens

Your final stop for the day is the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya. It exhibits over 4000 species of plants,... Read more

Day 5

Nuwara Eliya

Famed as ‘Little England’ for its charming setting with English-styled Bungalows, Nuwara Eliya is where people go to detox from... Read more

Day 5 - Stop 1

Hakgala Botanical Garden

Hakgala Botanical Garden is the perfect haven for nature lovers and a nice picnicking spot for others. It can get... Read more

Day 5 - Stop 2

Adma Agro Strawberry Farm

How do you like the idea of walking through beautiful strawberry fields as your next activity? There are many strawberry... Read more

Day 5 - Stop 3

Gregory Lake

As your final stop before leaving for Ella, spend some time at the charming Gregory Lake. The lake is surrounded... Read more

Day 6

Ella

From Nuwara Eliya, head to the iconic Ella - one of the most picturesque villages in Sri Lanka known for... Read more

Day 6 - Stop 1

Flying Ravana Mega ZipLine

If you are someone who is always on the lookout for adventurous things to do in a new place, then... Read more

Day 6 - Stop 2

Little Adam’s Peak

If you love hiking, then Little Adam's Peak can be a fun but challenging opportunity for you to get out... Read more

Day 6 - Stop 3

Nine Arch Bridge

End your day at the famous Nine Arch Bridge. This bridge is well-known due to being a massive bridge that... Read more

Day 7

Hambantota

The best way to reach Hambantota from Ella is by taxi, which will take around two hours. Your ultimate stop... Read more

Day 7 - Stop 1

Yala National Park

Your Sri Lanka trip wouldn't be complete without a safari ride in Yala National Park - one of the best... Read more

Day 8

Arugam Bay

Now, I am guiding you towards the east coast of Sri Lanka where sandy beaches lined with towering palm trees... Read more

Day 8 - Stop 1

Arugam Bay Beach

Get into your swimming gear and get your surfboards out because Arugam Bay Beach is where the waves don’t stay... Read more

Day 9

Mirissa

Bidding adieu to Arugam Bay, let’s head to the south coast of Sri Lanka to explore more beaches and partake... Read more

Day 9 - Stop 1

Mirissa Beach

You know the kind of beaches you see on indescribably beautiful postcards, and you wonder whether it’s real or art?... Read more

Day 10

Mirissa - Galle

When your 10 day Sri Lanka tour reaches its final day, it is best to finish it off with some... Read more

Day 10 - Stop 1

Whale Watching, Mirissa

It’s not every day you get to see close-ups of giant whales and dolphins swimming in their natural habitat and... Read more

Day 10 - Stop 2

Galle Fort

Galle Fort is one of the prominent structures that remains today from the Dutch ruling period. The Galle Lighthouse and... Read more

Day 10 - Stop 3

Turtle Hatchery, Hikkaduwa

Turtles are increasingly becoming an endangered species as their habitat is threatened by human activities, like fishing. The Turtle Hatchery... Read more

Conclusion

Conclusion

I do not doubt that this 10 Days in Sri Lanka Itinerary gives you a real sense of the bio-diversity... Read more