16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

16 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Kandy
— 3 nights
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Sigiriya
— 3 nights
3
Nilaveli
— 2 nights
4
Arugam Bay
— 2 nights
5
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
6
Bentota
— 2 nights

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Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Get some cultural insight at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Spas & Wellness. Step out of the city life by going to Kandy Lake and Royal Botanical Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kandy: See Lanka Travels (in Waikkal) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, make a trip to Ranawana Purana Rajamaha Viharaya, and stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip app.

Belgrade, Serbia to Kandy is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to India Standard Time is 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sigiriya.

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Kandy Lake
3.9

3
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Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Get in touch with nature at Golden Temple of Dambulla and Passikudah Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sigiriya Fortress and Dambulla Cave Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Sigiriya: Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs (in Dambulla) and Dalada Maluwa (in Polonnaruwa). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock and take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sigiriya trip site.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Sigiriya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nilaveli.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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Sigiriya Fortress
4.6

2
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Nilaveli

Nilaveli ©
The coastal resort town of Nilaveli draws visitors with its beaches, dive spots, and seaside hotels.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pigeon Island National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Kanniya Hot Springs, then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Nilaveli Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nilaveli travel planner.

Getting from Sigiriya to Nilaveli by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Nilaveli

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Nilaveli Beach
4.3
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Swim with Dolphins
Swim with Dolphins
4.6

2
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Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Pottuvil Lagoon, stop by Rice & Carry Bags Shop, then explore the activities along Arugam Bay, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Deergayu Acupressure Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Arugam Bay tour planner.

Drive from Nilaveli to Arugam Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In August in Arugam Bay, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:
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Water Body
Arugam Bay
4.0
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Pottuvil Lagoon
4.1

3
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Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Jungle Beach and Mirissa Beach. Relax by the water at Hikkaduwa Beach and Mihiripenna Beach. Explore Unawatuna's surroundings by going to Dress Palace (in Mirissa) and Community Tsunami Museum (in Hikkaduwa). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Unawatuna Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Unawatuna travel route planner.

You can drive from Arugam Bay to Unawatuna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Bentota.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Beach
Jungle Beach
3.4
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World heritage site
Galle Fort
4.4

2
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Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Beruwala Beach, and then kick back and relax at Bentota Beach.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bentota visit planner.

Traveling by car from Unawatuna to Bentota takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Bentota, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bentota

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

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Must see
Bentota Beach
4.5

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