10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Unawatuna
— 4 nights
2
Dambulla
— 1 night
3
Kandy
— 4 nights

4
nights
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Jungle Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Unawatuna: Kowilawatta Temple (in Balapitiya), Mirissa (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Mirissa Beach) and Bentota Beach (in Bentota). The adventure continues: stroll through Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Unawatuna is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to India Standard Time (IST) is 1.5 hours. April in Unawatuna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Kowilawatta Temple, Hikkaduwa Beach, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, Bentota Beach
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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), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dambulla trip maker site.

You can fly from Unawatuna to Dambulla in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

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.
Get some historical perspective at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Royal Palace of Kandy. Get a sense of the local culture at Kandy Lake and Udawattekele Sanctuary. Step out of Kandy with an excursion to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, take an in-depth tour of Raja Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maha Vishnu Devalaya.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Dambulla to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can 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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