Sri Lanka is a landmark of cultural and religious diversity. The country is a fun-filled package of beauty, adventure sports, historical places, and beaches.

The country has something special for almost every kind of traveler out there.

Sri Lanka Itinerary: 10 Days of Exploring Magnificent Places Around

From the diverse food options to numerous adventure sports options, there is a lot to do in Sri Lanka!

So, if you are still looking for an adventurous, nature-pleasing, and good food country to book your tickets, then Sri Lanka is just the right choice!

However, to make your trip better and explore more, look at this Sri Lanka itinerary for 10 days.

Day 1- Columbo

When you take a flight from India to Colombo, Sri Lanka, you would stop at the Colombo airport. 

Colombo is the commercial hub of Sri Lanka, located on the west coast. It is one of the best cities to visit when in Sri Lanka. One can either stay near the airport on the day of arrival or go to Colombo City and start exploring.

Here are some of the unique places to visit around Colombo:

Firstly, you can explore the most beautiful botanic gardens of Seethawaka Wet Zone and spend time close to nature.

Then, Hikkaduwa Beach, Negombo Beach, and Kalpitiya Beach are some of the beautiful beaches you can explore in Sri Lanka.

At the same time, you can indulge in activities such as White Water Rafting which is not too far from the city.

Sri Lanka is a relatively small country and has good public transportation. Thus, it is quite easy to commute across Sri Lanka by bus and train.

Day 2 and 3- Jaffna

The next beautiful destination that you can explore when in Sri Lanka is Jaffna. 

To reach Jaffna from Colombo, you have to undergo a long drive, however, you would surely enjoy it. Jaffna is one of those raw and laid-back places in Sri Lanka. The place stands away from the daily rush and helps you rejuvenate better in all ways. 

Jaffna is the capital of the Northern Province which is led by the Tamil minority and is mostly Hindu, whereas the south is resided by Singhalese and Buddhist. 

Jaffna Top Restaurants- 

  • Mangos Indian Veg 
  • Malayan Cafe 
  • Green Grass Hotel & Restaurant  
  • Cosy Hotel & Restaurant

Jaffna Top Things To Do-

  • Visit Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil 
  • Enjoy the Coastal Stretch and Beach 
  •  Visit Nainativu island 
  • Explore Jaffna Market

Besides all this, there are several other things to do in Jaffna!

Day 4: Trip to Sigiriya and Dambulla

Jaffna to Sigiriya is a five-hour drive. You can pick various modes of commute to explore Sigiriya. 

Sigiriya is a UNESCO-protected ancient rock fortress and the basements encompass the famous Sigiriya Museum exhibiting historical information, models, and whatnot! 

The area is filled with lush greenery, paddy fields, and traditional villages, radiating immense serenity! You can even go for a happy cycle ride here.

Dambulla is an incredible temple built inside a cave. Dambulla Cave Temple also called the Golden Temple of Dambulla, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country.

Best Places to Explore-

  • Dambulla International Stadium
  • Golden Temple of Dambulla
  • Popham's Arboretum
  • Dambulla Royal Cave Temple
  • Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre
  • Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs

Days 5-6: Train from Kandy to Ella 

Taking a train from Kandy to Ella is another exciting adventure you can engage in. The view of the train is completely arresting in numerous ways. This captivating journey from Kandy to Ella has a lot to please every kind of traveler.

Top Attractions in Ella -

  •  Nine Arches Bridge
  • Ravana Falls 
  • Ella Rock
  • Ceylon Tea Factory
  • Little Adam's Peak
  • Dhowa Rock Temple
  • Mahamevnawa Monastery

Day 7: Head to Udawalawa National Park to do a safari

Visiting Sri Lanka and not going on a safari? Well, it doesn't sound possible. The famous Udawalawe National Park here would surely please you.

You can reach here by using a bus and step into an extravaganza of natural beauty.

When you are here, you can explore the interesting Elephant Transit Home. However, make sure to visit it by 10 in the morning to see orphaned baby elephants.

Restaurants to eat at -

  • Grand Udawalawe safari
  • Hotel Athgira
  • Iceberg Family restaurant 

DAY 8-9 Mirissa

Mirissa is the southern beauty of Sri Lanka that is filled with beautiful scenery, stunning beaches, and wonderful restaurants.  

Mirissa gives you a perfect chance to make memorable experiences!

Best Things To Do -

  • Go whale watching
  • Enjoy a sunset dinner
  • Explore Coconut Island
  • Visit the Parrot Rock Mirissa
  • Visit the snake farm

Day 10 - Galle

The next wonderful spot you can explore in Sri Lanka is Galle. Galle is a city on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka and is known for its Galle Fort, the fortified old city founded by Portuguese colonists.

Galle is filled with lots of fun-filled experiences! Galle is close to Mirissa, from where you can take a whale-watching cruise.

The cycling routes in Galle are filled with mangroves, lush green fields, and a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Galle Lighthouse or Point de Galle Light is the oldest lighthouse in Galle and is a must-visit.

Further, you can visit the Maritime Archeology Museum. Also, Did you know that The Historical Mansion Museum is one of the biggest private museums in the world?

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