11 days in South Asia Itinerary

11 days in South Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka travel route planner

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Drive
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Badulla
Drive
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Mahiyanganaya
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kandy
— 4 nights
Fly to Diyawanna Oya, Taxi to Colombo
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Colombo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bentota
— 1 night
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Unawatuna
— 2 nights
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Badulla

Badulla is the main city of Uva Province situated in the lower central hills of Sri Lanka. On the 5th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhowa Rock Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muthiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Badulla trip maker site.

Hambantota to Badulla is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mahiyanganaya.

Things to do in Badulla

Historic Sites

Mahiyanganaya

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mapakada Lake and then delve into the distant past at Nagadeepa Temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mahiyanganaya trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Badulla to Mahiyanganaya takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mahiyanganaya

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Kandy

— 4 nights
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sigiriya Fortress and Kandy Lake. Head to Jayamali Batiks Studio and Sriya & Daya Curio Shopfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Pethikada (in Sigiriya), Dambulla (Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs & Golden Temple of Dambulla) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, get curious at Natural Gems and Gemmological Museum, and make a trip to Kandy view point.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandy online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Mahiyanganaya to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Colombo

— 2 nights
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 11th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Ganeshism Studio Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then stop by Salie's Fine Jewelry & Gem Stones, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Borella All Saints Church, hunt for treasures at Pettah, then browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, and finally walk around Galle Face Green.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Colombo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Bentota

— 1 night
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): look for gifts at Gem Bank Gems & Jewellery, stroll through Bentota Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kowilawatta Temple.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bentota tour itinerary builder app.

Drive from Colombo to Bentota in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Bentota

Shopping · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Unawatuna

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, view the masterpieces at EXOTIC ROOTS, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Saffron Robes, and finally kick back and relax at Mihiripenna Beach.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Unawatuna trip builder.

Traveling by car from Bentota to Unawatuna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Galle District travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Historic Sites