9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Belgrade
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  16​h 15​min
1
Kandy
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
2
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
3
Dambulla
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Belgrade

2
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.
Attractions like Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Millennium Elephant Foundation make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, get engrossed in the history at Raja Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Udawattekele Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip itinerary maker site .

Belgrade, Serbia to Kandy is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Belgrade to Kandy is 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Millennium Elephant Foundation, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

3
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
On the 24th (Wed), stroll through Mirissa Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Hikkaduwa Beach, kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Unawatuna Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Unawatuna online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Kandy to Unawatuna by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mirissa, Hikkaduwa Beach
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Golden Cave Temple and then Head underground at The Golden Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, make a trip to Sigiriya World Heritage Site, and then see the interesting displays at Sigiriya Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dambulla day trip app .

You can drive from Unawatuna to Dambulla in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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