11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Unawatuna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Netolpitiya
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kandy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Habarana
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Riyadh

1
night
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Unawatuna Beach, then stroll through Jungle Beach, then look for gifts at Cara Jewellers, and finally stop by Lihiniya Gems.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Unawatuna holiday builder website .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Unawatuna is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Unawatuna is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Netolpitiya.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Galle
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Cara Jewellers ©
Cara Jewellers
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Lihiniya Gems ©
Lihiniya Gems

1
night
Netolpitiya

Netolpitiya ©
Most people take a trip to Netolpitiya to enjoy a classic beach holiday.
On the 14th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Indika Art Gallery, then stroll through Medaketiya Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa).

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Netolpitiya road trip tool .

Getting from Unawatuna to Netolpitiya by car takes about 2 hours. January in Netolpitiya sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Netolpitiya

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Tangalle
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Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©
Indika Art Gallery ©
Indika Art Gallery

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.
Shop till you drop at Jayamali Batiks Studio and Kandy City Center. Explore hidden gems such as Commonwealth War Cemetery and Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items. Step out of Kandy with an excursion to Victoria Golf & Country Resort in Rajawella--about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, see the interesting displays at Ceylon Tea Museum, and stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kandy trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Netolpitiya to Kandy in 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Victoria Golf & Country Resort, Royal Botanical Gardens
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Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

2
nights
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 18th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba, then make a trip to Mihintale, then explore the ancient world of Moonstone or Sandakada pahana, and finally explore the activities along Kalu Diya Pokuna Natural Black Water Pond. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): explore the activities along Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wilpattu National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Anuradhapura journey builder .

You can drive from Kandy to Anuradhapura in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Habarana.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Wilpattu National Park ©
Wilpattu National Park
Mihintale ©
Mihintale

3
nights
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
On the 20th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Lankathilaka Image House, appreciate the history behind Polonnaruwa Vatadage, then look for gifts at Karu Arts & Crafts, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of The Golden Temple. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Pethikada, then don't miss a visit to Sigiriya World Heritage Site, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hurulu Eco Park.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Habarana online travel planner .

Drive from Anuradhapura to Habarana in 1.5 hours. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Habarana

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Karu Arts & Crafts
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Lankathilaka Image House ©
Lankathilaka Image House
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya

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