10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kandy
— 4 nights
2
Unawatuna
— 4 nights

4
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 some historical perspective at Sigiriya and Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Temple of Dambulla and Kandy view point. Explore Kandy's surroundings by going to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala), Pethikada (in Sigiriya) and Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs (in Dambulla). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, deepen your understanding at Euphoria Spice and Herbal, get curious at Natural Gems and Gemmological Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kandy road trip site.

Auckland, New Zealand to Kandy is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6.5 hours traveling from Auckland to Kandy. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Dambulla, Royal Botanical Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Euphoria Spice and Herbal
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla

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Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
You'll get in some beach time at Jungle Beach and Mirissa Beach. Visit Galle Fort and Unawatuna Devol Devalaya for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Unawatuna: Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center (in Kosgoda), Bentota Beach (in Bentota) and Ahungalla Beach (in Ahungalla). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Mihiripenna Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hikkaduwa Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Unawatuna vacation planning app.

Traveling by flight from Kandy to Unawatuna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Unawatuna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Mirissa, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Bentota Beach, Ahungalla Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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