6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
1
Kandy
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Bentota
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Hyderabad

2
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.
On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum, contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kandy trip planner .

Hyderabad, India to Kandy is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, then examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Tsunami Photo Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach. On the next day, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then stroll through Mirissa Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Unawatuna holiday planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Unawatuna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Unawatuna sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Mirissa, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

1
night
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Protection Association, then admire the masterpieces at Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Vijayarama Viharaya.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bentota driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Unawatuna to Bentota in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Bentota can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Sri Vijayarama Viharaya, Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Sri Vijayarama Viharaya ©
Sri Vijayarama Viharaya
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©

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