8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 45 min
1
Bentota
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
3
Kandy
— 4 nights
Train + Taxi:  1 h
4
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
End: Hyderabad

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hours
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stroll through Kosgoda Turtle Care and then kick back and relax at Bentota Beach.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bentota day trip planning site.

Hyderabad, India to Bentota is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kosgoda Turtle Care
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Kosgoda Turtle Care
Kosgoda Turtle Care

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, then see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum, then view the masterpieces at Tsunami Photo Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): stroll through Mirissa Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll through Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Unawatuna day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bentota to Unawatuna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Unawatuna are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Mirissa, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Golden Temple of Dambulla. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arankelle Ancient Monastery and Sigiriya Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Kandy: Sigiriya (in Sigiriya) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Royal Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at Ceylon Tea Museum, stroll through Knuckles Forest Reserve, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kandy travel route builder website.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Unawatuna to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Arankelle Ancient Monastery, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla

1
night
Colombo

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
On the 1st (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Ganeshism Studio Gallery, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take an in-depth tour of The Bandaranaike Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Colombo holiday builder tool.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Kandy to Colombo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Colombo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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