8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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

few
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): identify plant and animal life at Kosgoda Turtle Care and then kick back and relax at Bentota Beach.

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Hyderabad, India to Bentota is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Bentota can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kosgoda Turtle Care
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

2
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, examine the collection 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 next day: stroll through Mirissa Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Unawatuna online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bentota to Unawatuna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Unawatuna sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle 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.
Sigiriya and Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Golden Temple of Dambulla and Sigiriya Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Kandy: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Arankelle Ancient Monastery (in Melsiripura). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Royal Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at Ceylon Tea Museum, identify plant and animal life at Knuckles Forest Reserve, and explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kandy online journey maker .

Getting from Unawatuna to Kandy by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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), explore the galleries of Ganeshism Studio Gallery, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get engrossed in the history at The Bandaranaike Museum, then see the interesting displays at Colombo National Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Colombo road trip tool .

You can fly from Kandy to Colombo in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to 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 ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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