4 days in Galle District, Dambulla & Polonnaruwa Itinerary

4 days in Galle District, Dambulla & Polonnaruwa Itinerary

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Bentota
— 1 day
2
Unawatuna
— 1 night
3
Dambulla
— 1 night
4
Polonnaruwa
— 1 night

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Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): kick back and relax at Bentota Beach, thenstroll through Sea Turtle Protection Association, and then kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bentota trip builder website.

Colombo to Bentota is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. January in Bentota sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ahungalla Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Unawatuna trip simple and quick.

Getting from Bentota to Unawatuna by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In January, daytime highs in Unawatuna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Galle Fort
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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 26th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, thenmake a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dambulla trip maker site.

Fly from Unawatuna to Dambulla in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Polonnaruwa.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs ©
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs

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Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa ©
Lying 216 km (134 mi) from Colombo, Polonnaruwa offers a rich history second in Sri Lanka only to Arunadhapura.
On the 27th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Polonnaruwa, make a trip to Gal Vihara, make a trip to Thuparama, thendelve into the distant past at Polonnaruwa Vatadage, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siva Devalaya (No 1).

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Polonnaruwa trip planner.

You can drive from Dambulla to Polonnaruwa in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

Historic Sites
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Polonnaruwa ©
Polonnaruwa
Gal Vihara ©
Gal Vihara
Polonnaruwa Vatadage ©
Polonnaruwa Vatadage

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