11 days in Sri Lanka & Visakhapatnam Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka & Visakhapatnam Itinerary

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11 days in Sri Lanka & Visakhapatnam Itinerary

Start: Berlin, Germany
Fly + taxi:  15​h
1
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
3
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Visakhapatnam, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Berlin, Germany

2
nights
Kandy, Sri Lanka

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Elephant Freedom Project and Degaldoruwa Temple. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum, engage your brain at Natural Gems and Gemmological Museum, and don't miss a visit to Royal Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kandy route builder website .

Berlin, Germany to Kandy is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to India Standard Time is 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Elephant Freedom Project
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Elephant Freedom Project ©
Elephant Freedom Project
Udawattekele Sanctuary ©
Udawattekele Sanctuary

2
nights
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Unawatuna ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then kick back and relax at Unawatuna Beach, and then stroll through Jungle Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Narigama Beach, then stroll through Sea Turtle Hatchery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ahungalla Beach.

For ratings and more tourist information, read Unawatuna online travel planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Unawatuna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint Mary's Church, Sea Turtle Hatchery, Narigama Beach, Ahungalla Beach
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Unawatuna Beach ©
Unawatuna Beach
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach

2
nights
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the galleries of Pethikada, delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, then stop by Lanka Silks, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Oakray Woodcarvings. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Sigiriya Museum and then don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sigiriya itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Sigiriya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Visakhapatnam.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock
Sigiriya Museum ©
Sigiriya Museum

3
nights
Visakhapatnam, India

Visakhapatnam ©
The coastal port city of Visakhapatnam looks both outwards to the sea and inland to the mountains of the Eastern Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Borra Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Rishikonda Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rama Krishna Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Lakshmi Narsimhaswamyvari Devastham.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Visakhapatnam tour planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sigiriya to Visakhapatnam takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Visakhapatnam

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rishikonda Beach ©
Rishikonda Beach
Rama Krishna Beach ©
Rama Krishna Beach
Borra Caves ©
Borra Caves

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