10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Doha
Fly + Taxi:  11 h
1
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h
2
Kandy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Dambulla
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Doha

3
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 Mirissa Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Bentota Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Unawatuna: Hikkaduwa (Hikkaduwa Beach & Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Unawatuna trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Unawatuna is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Doha to Unawatuna due to the time zone difference. In January, Unawatuna is a bit warmer than Doha - with highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Galle Fort, Bentota Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Royal Botanical Gardens and Victoria Golf & Country Resort. Deepen your sense of the past at 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 20 min away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Kandy Lake, appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, stroll through Udawattekele Sanctuary, and don't miss a visit to Kandy view point.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kandy trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Victoria Golf & Country Resort, 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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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 (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Polonnaruwa Vatadage, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Polonnaruwa, and then appreciate the history behind Gal Vihara.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dambulla day trip app.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Dambulla takes 2.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Dambulla

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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