6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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1
Dambulla
— 1 night
2
Kandy
— 1 night
3
Unawatuna
— 3 nights

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.
Kick 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 other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dambulla itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Dambulla is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Dambulla, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

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): don't miss a visit to Royal Botanical Gardens, thenexplore the activities along Kandy Lake, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kandy trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Dambulla to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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 ©
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Jungle Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Bentota Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Unawatuna: Sea Turtle Protection Association (in Bentota) and Mirissa Beach (in Mirissa). There's much more to do: stroll through Mihiripenna Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Unawatuna Devol Devalaya, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Unawatuna route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kandy to Unawatuna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Unawatuna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough 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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