8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  5​h
1
Bentota
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
Kandy
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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 13th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Kosgoda Turtle Care and then examine the collection at Sri Vijayarama Viharaya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach, then stroll through Bentota Beach, and finally explore the world behind art at Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bentota online vacation builder .

New Delhi, India to Bentota is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from New Delhi in November, Bentota is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sri Vijayarama Viharaya, Community Tsunami Museum, Ahungalla Beach, Kosgoda Turtle Care, Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Community Tsunami Museum ©
Community Tsunami Museum

2
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Saffron Robes Gallery and Studio, then take in the exciting artwork at Tsunami Photo Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hikkaduwa Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Unawatuna trip planner .

Getting from Bentota to Unawatuna by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Kandy.

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
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

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.
Get some historical perspective at Sigiriya and Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ceylon Tea Museum and Sigiriya Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kandy: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Golden Temple of Dambulla (in Dambulla). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kandy online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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