10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + taxi:  10​h 15​min
1
Anuradhapura
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Habarana
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kandy
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
4
Unawatuna
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h
End: Dubai

1
day
Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
On the 31st (Mon), make a trip to Isurumuniya Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Maha Boodhi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba, and finally make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Anuradhapura vacation builder website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Anuradhapura is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to India Standard Time is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Habarana.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Isurumuniya Temple ©
Isurumuniya Temple
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

2
nights
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Kaudulla National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hurulu Eco Park, look for gifts at Lanka Silks, then Head underground at The Golden Temple, and finally look for gifts at Karu Arts & Crafts.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Habarana travel planning website .

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Habarana in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Habarana

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Golden Temple of Dambulla, Lanka Silks, Karu Arts & Crafts
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Hurulu Eco Park ©
Hurulu Eco Park
Karu Arts & Crafts ©
Karu Arts & Crafts

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items. On the next day, stop by Kandy City Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Udawattekele Sanctuary, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Commonwealth War Cemetery.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kandy trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Habarana to Kandy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery
Udawattekele Sanctuary ©
Udawattekele Sanctuary

4
nights
Unawatuna

Explore hidden gems such as Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project and Lihiniya Gems. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Orchid House and Cara Jewellers. Explore Unawatuna's surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mirissa) and Sea Turtle Protection Association (in Bentota).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Unawatuna trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Unawatuna in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. In January, daily temperatures in Unawatuna can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Wildlife Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Galle, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Sea Turtle Protection Association, Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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