13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Baku
Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
1
Habarana
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Unawatuna
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
3
Kandy
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Baku

4
nights
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Golden Temple and Sigiriya World Heritage Site. Visit Polonnaruwa and Golden Cave Temple for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Habarana: Anuradhapura (Mihintale, Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba, & more) and Polonnaruwa (Polonnaruwa Vatadage & Archaeological Museum). Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park. It doesn't end there: make a trip to Pidurangala Rock.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Habarana trip planner.

Baku, Azerbaijan to Habarana is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Baku to Habarana is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Habarana

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Polonnaruwa ©
Polonnaruwa

4
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
We've included these beaches for you: Jungle Beach and Mirissa Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Bentota Beach and Unawatuna Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mirissa). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, stop by Exotic Roots, and make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Unawatuna tour planner.

Traveling by car from Habarana to Unawatuna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Galle, Bentota Beach, Hikkaduwa Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Royal Palace of Kandy. Get outdoors at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and River Rafting & Tubing. Go for a jaunt from Kandy to Embilmeegame to see Embilmeegama Tea Factory about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Udawattekele Sanctuary, and make a trip to Degaldoruwa Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kandy tour planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Unawatuna to Kandy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Embilmeegama Tea Factory, Royal Botanical Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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