11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Unawatuna
— 4 nights
2
Kandy
— 3 nights
3
Sigiriya
— 3 nights

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.
Visit Jungle Beach and Bentota Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Mirissa Beach and Ahungalla Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Unawatuna: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mirissa) and Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, stroll through Unawatuna Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and kick back and relax at Mihiripenna Beach.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Unawatuna trip itinerary builder.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Unawatuna is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Dubai to Unawatuna. In September, Unawatuna is a bit cooler than Dubai - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Galle, Mirissa, Bentota Beach, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, Hikkaduwa 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.
Visit Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Kandy Garrison Cemetery for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Royal Botanical Gardens and Knuckles Forest Reserve. Step out of Kandy with an excursion to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, stroll through Udawattekele Sanctuary, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Unawatuna to Kandy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Knuckles Forest Reserve
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sigiriya and Golden Temple of Dambulla. Bring the kids along to Minneriya National Park and Polonnaruwa. Take a break from Sigiriya with a short trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs in Dambulla, about 32 minutes away.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sigiriya holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Sigiriya takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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