6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h
1
Dambulla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kandy
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
night
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): make a trip to Sigiriya and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dambulla trip planning website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Dambulla is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Dambulla. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya

1
night
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Royal Botanical Gardens, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip planner .

Drive from Dambulla to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

3
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Get in touch with nature at Jungle Beach and Bentota Beach. Visit Mirissa Beach and Mihiripenna Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Sea Turtle Protection Association (in Bentota), Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mirissa).

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Unawatuna travel route planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Unawatuna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Unawatuna can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bentota, Mirissa, Hikkaduwa Beach, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

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