10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + taxi:  8​h
1
Unawatuna
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Dambulla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kandy
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Dubai

4
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
We've included these beaches for you: Mirissa Beach and Unawatuna Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Unawatuna: Kowilawatta Temple (in Balapitiya), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mirissa) and Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bentota Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Unawatuna vacation maker site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Unawatuna is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Unawatuna due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Hikkaduwa Beach, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery, Bentota Beach, Kowilawatta Temple
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

1
night
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
On the 16th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Cave Temple and then explore the fascinating underground world of The Golden Temple.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Dambulla trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Unawatuna to Dambulla takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Royal Palace of Kandy. Go for a jaunt from Kandy to Pinnawala to see Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Kandy view point, take an in-depth tour of Raja Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Knuckles Forest Reserve.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Dambulla to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Peradeniya, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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