10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Taxi:  6 h
1
Bentota
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Unawatuna
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
3
Kandy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Dambulla
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h
End: Kuala Lumpur

few
hours
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): make a trip to Bentota Bazaar and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Bentota trip builder.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Bentota is an approximately 6- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Bentota, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Bentota can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

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.
Attractions like Jungle Beach and Unawatuna Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Unawatuna's surroundings by going to Mirissa (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Dress Palace, &more), Hikkaduwa (Hikkaduwa Beach & Narigama Beach) and Akurala Beach (in Akurala).

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Unawatuna tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bentota to Unawatuna in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, daytime highs in Unawatuna are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Galle Fort, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, Akurala Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

3
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.
Explore Kandy's surroundings by going to Millennium Elephant Foundation (in Kegalle) and Pinnawala (Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium & Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, stroll through Royal Botanical Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hindagala Temple, and explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kandy trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pinnawala, Peradeniya, Millennium Elephant Foundation, Knuckles Forest Reserve
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

2
nights
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 1st (Mon), don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, then explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, and then view the masterpieces at Pethikada.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dambulla online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Dambulla takes 2.5 hours. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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

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