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Sri Lanka 10 Day Itinerary – Hill Country and East Coast (May – September)

This 10-day itinerary is for travelers who plan to visit Sri Lanka between May and September. Due to monsoon season, east coast beaches are best during this period. Also, this does not include historical sites such as Sigiriya and Kandy. So this is great for your second trip to Sri Lanka. You can use public transport for the whole trip. But you can save time and visit more places by hiring a car and a driver.

Day 1
Negombo Beach, Sri LankaDrive to Colombo from Airport if you plan to take the train to Nuwara Eliya (35km 1h). Stay in Colombo
Otherwise drive to Negombo (13 Km, 30 min). Stay in Negombo
Day 2
DevonFalls-Srilanka-May2015 (4)Drive to Colombo Fort and take the train to Nanuoya (Nuwara Eliya) to enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery (Highly recommended, 7h) or drive .
Otherwise take the route via Hatton to Nuwara Eliya to visit Devon Falls and St. Clairs Falls on the way. (160km, 5h)
Stay in Nuwara Eliya
Day 3
DSCF0350Visit Horton Plains National Park.
Visit Hakgala Botanical Garden.
Stay in Nuwara Eliya
Day 4
Lipton's seatDrive from Nuwara Eliya to Lipton Seat (60km, 2h 30 min).
Visit Dambethenna Tea Estate and Lipton Seat.
Stay in Ella
Day 5
Tea plantation HaputaleEnjoy the scenery. Climb the Ella Rock.
Stay in Ella
Day 6
Diyaluma Falls (Koslanda, Sri Lanka)Drive from Ella to Arugam Bay (135km, 3h).
Ravana Ella is beside the road on the way from Ella to Wellawaya.
Diyaluma Falls is a 15km detour from Wellawaya. It is the 2nd tallest and arguably the most beautiful waterfall in Sri Lanka.
Stay in Arugam bay
Day 7
Arugam bay beachEnjoy the beach.
Surfing is possible from April - October.
Stay in Arugam Bay
Day 8
Kumana National Park (Kudumbigala Sanctuary)Visit Kumana National Park (30km, 1h).
A half day safari will cost about LKR 5000. Stay in Arugam Bay
Day 9
Galle ExpresswayDrive from Arugam Bay to Negombo (350km, 8h).
Stay in Negombo
Day 10
Srilankan Airlines, Airbus A330-300 4R-ALM NRT (25270830011)Leave for the next destination from Colombo International Airport, Katunayake.

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