10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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 ©
Escape the urban bustle at Mirissa Beach and Bentota Beach. Kids will enjoy Dolphin & Whale Watching and Hikkaduwa Beach. Go for a jaunt from Unawatuna to Hikkaduwa to see Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, and kick back and relax at Unawatuna Beach.

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Doha, Qatar to Unawatuna is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Unawatuna is 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough 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.
Bring the kids along to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Udawattekele Sanctuary. Escape the urban bustle at Kandy Lake and Victoria Golf & Country Resort. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, and step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Kandy.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip builder .

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. 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 Outdoors

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens, Victoria Golf & Country Resort
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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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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 (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of The Golden Temple. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Golden Cave Temple, pause for some photo ops at Polonnaruwa Vatadage, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Polonnaruwa, and finally appreciate the history behind Gal Vihara.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dambulla vacation planner .

You can drive from Kandy to Dambulla in 1.5 hours. On the 4th (Sun), you're off tohome.

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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