Sri Lanka is a paradise island filled with numerous wondrous sights that even the longest holiday may not seem long enough to enjoy all of it. But as time is of the essence here, we have packed the must-see destinations to an itinerary Sri Lanka 10 days. Even if you haven’t been to this pearl of an island in the Indian Ocean, you would have undoubtedly heard of its spotless beaches, stunning landscapes, tropical flora and fauna, ancient ruins and monuments and also the religious and cultural heritage of the country. That is why the itinerary Sri Lanka 10 days kick starts itself by dedicating half of it to visiting the cultural triangle.

After landing in Sri Lanka, head inland towards Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa where you will get to witness the ancient cultural heritage of the paradise island including ruins of ancient palaces and also temples that date back ages. Not just that, Sigiriya the Lion Rock will leave you dumbfounded with its imposing architectural rock fortress and advanced irrigation techniques. Amidst all that, you should definitely not miss the Dambulla Cave Temple which is a World Heritage site in Sri Lanka.

Next up in the itinerary Sri Lanka 10 days is Kandy and the highlands. The city of Kandy is famous mainly because of The Temple of the Tooth which is held in very high esteem by Buddhists all over. Also, another main attraction is the Pinnawala elephant orphanage. After a day of sightseeing in Kandy, you can take the most scenic train journey in the country, which is from Kandy to Ella across Nuwara Eliya. The last two days can then be spent close to the coast down-south where you can go whale-watching in Mirissa, diving or simply resting on the beach while enjoying the eternal sunshine and the golden sandy beaches while you are there.