19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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19 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly:  21​h
1
Dambulla
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Tissamaharama
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Unawatuna
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
4
Kandy
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Prague

4
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.
Visit Polonnaruwa and Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba for their historical value. The Golden Temple and Golden Cave Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Sigiriya World Heritage Site (in Sigiriya), Habarana (Minneriya National Park & Hurulu Eco Park) and Polonnaruwa Vatadage (in Polonnaruwa). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Avukana Buddha Statue.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dambulla driving holiday planner.

Prague, Czech Republic to Dambulla is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Prague to Dambulla. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Polonnaruwa, Minneriya National Park, Ruwanwelisaya, Sigiriya, Avukana Buddha Statue
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Polonnaruwa ©
Polonnaruwa

4
nights
Tissamaharama

Tissamaharama ©
Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
Escape the urban bustle at Yala National Park and Udawalawe National Park. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Bundala National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) and explore the activities along Tangalle Lagoon & Kayak.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tissamaharama travel planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Dambulla to Tissamaharama takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Tissamaharama can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tangalle, Bundala National Park, Yala National Park, Uda Walawe National Park
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Uda Walawe National Park ©
Uda Walawe National Park
Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park

4
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Galle Fort and Dutch Reformed Church. Take a break from the city and head to Mirissa Beach and Unawatuna Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Unawatuna side-trips: Bentota (Bentota Beach & Sea Turtle Protection Association), Hikkaduwa (Community Tsunami Museum, Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, & more) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mirissa). It doesn't end there: stroll through Jungle Beach and stop by Stick No Bills Poster Gallery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Unawatuna trip builder app .

Drive from Tissamaharama to Unawatuna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Galle, Mirissa, Bentota
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

4
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.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Royal Palace of Kandy will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kandy Lake and Kandy view point. Explore Kandy's surroundings by going to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala), Horton Plains National Park (in Ohiya) and Nuwara Eliya Golf Course (in Nuwara Eliya). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, look for all kinds of wild species at Udawattekele Sanctuary, and see the interesting displays at Raja Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kandy online route planner .

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. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya Golf Course, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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