12 days in Mumbai & Sri Lanka Itinerary

12 days in Mumbai & Sri Lanka Itinerary

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12 days in Mumbai & Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
1
Mumbai, India
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Bentota, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
4
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Dambulla, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mumbai, India

3
nights
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Chowpatty Beach and Snow Kingdom. Pack the 24th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at KidZania Mumbai. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, and make a trip to Dhobi Ghat.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mumbai day trip tool .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Bentota.

Things to do in Mumbai

Theme Parks Outdoors Museums
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
KidZania Mumbai ©
KidZania Mumbai
Chowpatty Beach ©
Chowpatty Beach

1
night
Bentota, Sri Lanka

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
On the 25th (Wed), kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach, then stroll through Beruwala Beach, and then kick back and relax at Bentota Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bentota trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mumbai to Bentota takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mumbai in December since evenings lows in Bentota dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Beruwala Beach, Ahungalla Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Beruwala Beach ©
Beruwala Beach

3
nights
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Unawatuna ©
Attractions like Jungle Beach and Mihiripenna Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Unawatuna's surroundings by going to Mirissa (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Mirissa Beach) and Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa).

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Unawatuna vacation site .

Drive from Bentota to Unawatuna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Unawatuna, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Hikkaduwa Beach, Galle Fort
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Kandy takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

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

2
nights
Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the ancient world of Sigiriya and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kala Wewa Reservoir. On the next day, make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at Dhilip De Alwis, and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dambulla trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Kandy to Dambulla takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Kala Wewa Reservoir, Dhilip De Alwis
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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