8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Dambulla
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kandy
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
3
Unawatuna
— 4 nights
taxi + 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.
On the 1st (Sat), pick up some local products at Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dambulla trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Dambulla is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Dambulla. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanical Gardens. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Earth Bound Creations Showroom, then identify plant and animal life at Udawattekele Sanctuary, then examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Raja Museum.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Kandy planner .

You can drive from Dambulla to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can 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 ©
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

4
nights
Unawatuna

Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bentota Beach and Mirissa Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ahungalla Beach (in Ahungalla), Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mirissa).

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Unawatuna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Unawatuna can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Galle, Hikkaduwa Beach, Bentota Beach, Ahungalla Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

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