8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + taxi:  9​h
1
Unawatuna
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Habarana
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Pinnawala
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Singapore

4
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Attractions like Mirissa Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Unawatuna to go to Mirissa and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Unawatuna Beach, and look for gifts at Vyanni.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Unawatuna day trip planning app .

Singapore, Singapore to Unawatuna is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Habarana.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mirissa, Hikkaduwa Beach, Dutch Reformed Church
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

2
nights
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): make a trip to Sigiriya World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Habarana road trip planner.

You can drive from Unawatuna to Habarana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pinnawala.

Things to do in Habarana

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Minneriya National Park
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya

1
night
Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Pinnawala sightseeing planner .

Drive from Habarana to Pinnawala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In June in Pinnawala, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Wildlife Parks
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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