10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Nakhon Ratchasima
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
2
Kandy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sigiriya
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  28​h
End: Nakhon Ratchasima

3
nights
Unawatuna

Attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Unawatuna Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Unawatuna: Mirissa Beach (in Mirissa) and Hikkaduwa (Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa & Hikkaduwa Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach and don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Unawatuna visit planner .

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand to Unawatuna is an approximately 143.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Nakhon Ratchasima to Unawatuna is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Hikkaduwa
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

3
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Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Millennium Elephant Foundation. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, don't miss a visit to Bogambara Prison, and appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Kandy online itinerary planner .

Getting from Unawatuna to Kandy by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Millennium Elephant Foundation, Royal Botanical Gardens
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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

1
night
Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
On the 13th (Sat), Head underground at The Golden Temple and then don't miss a visit to Sigiriya World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sigiriya online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Kandy to Sigiriya takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Golden Temple of Dambulla, Minneriya National Park
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

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