7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 30 min
1
Bentota
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Dambulla
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
You've now added Dolphin & Whale Watching to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Bentota Beach, and then make a trip to Bentota Bazaar. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Ahungalla Sea Turtles Conservation And Research Center and then stroll through Sea Turtle Protection Association.

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Mumbai, India to Bentota is an approximately 5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Mumbai in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bentota, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Ahungalla Sea Turtles Conservation And Research Center
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association

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 discover tucked-away gems like Mihiripenna Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Kids will appreciate attractions like Narigama Beach and Jungle Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Hikkaduwa Beach in Hikkaduwa (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Unawatuna Devol Devalaya, and stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Unawatuna trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Bentota to Unawatuna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Unawatuna, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Hikkaduwa
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach
Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach

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 30th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kandy trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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 31st (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Popham's Arboretum, then make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Dambulla trip planner.

Getting from Kandy to Dambulla by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Popham's Arboretum ©
Popham's Arboretum
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs ©
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs

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