9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + taxi:  8​h
1
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Dambulla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kandy
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Dubai

3
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): kick back and relax at Unawatuna Beach, kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Unawatuna vacation builder.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Unawatuna is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to India Standard Time (IST) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time 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

2
nights
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
On the 22nd (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of The Golden Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Cave Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dambulla travel itinerary creator.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Udawattekele Sanctuary. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Kandy Lake, pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and stop by Gamini Gem & Jewellery.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Dambulla to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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