10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Tallinn
Fly + Taxi:  20 h 45 min
1
Kandy
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h
2
Galle
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Tallinn

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Golden Temple of Dambulla and Pethikada. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Sri Muthumariamman Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kandy: Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs (in Dambulla), Karu Arts & Crafts (in Naula) and Sigiriya (in Sigiriya). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and don't miss a visit to Kandy view point.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kandy trip planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Kandy is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Tallinn to Kandy due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dambulla, Sigiriya, Royal Botanical Gardens, Karu Arts & Crafts, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Step out of the city life by going to Mirissa Beach and Bentota Beach. Head to Tsunami Photo Museum and Lak Gems & Jewelleryfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Galle: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mirissa) and Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Jungle Beach and stroll through Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Galle trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Galle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Mirissa, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, Bentota Beach, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, and then stop by Jewel Qudsi.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Colombo road trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Galle to Colombo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Colombo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will leave for home on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Negombo
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Jewel Qudsi ©
Jewel Qudsi
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach

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