8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Dambulla
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Kandy
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Unawatuna
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Dubai

1
day
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 1st (Sat): browse the fresh offerings at Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre, thenenjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dambulla online trip itinerary maker.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Dambulla is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Dubai to Dambulla due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Tours Outdoors Nature
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Balloon Rides
Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre ©
Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally make a trip to Royal Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): look for gifts at Earth Bound Creations Showroom, tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawattekele Sanctuary, thensee the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Raja Museum.

Start your trip to Kandy by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Dambulla to Kandy by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

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
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

4
nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Mihiripenna Beach and Unawatuna Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Unawatuna: Ahungalla Beach (in Ahungalla), Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Bentota Beach (in Bentota). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hikkaduwa Beach, steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, and look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Unawatuna visit planning website.

Traveling by flight from Kandy to Unawatuna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Galle, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, Hikkaduwa Beach, Ahungalla Beach
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Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

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