4 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

4 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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4 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h
3
Unawatuna
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  8 h
End: Dubai

1
night
Colombo

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): kick back and relax at Mount Lavinia Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Colombo route planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Colombo is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Colombo is 1 hour. Traveling from Dubai in August, you will find days in Colombo are much colder (36°C), and nights are slightly colder (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Mount Lavinia Beach ©
Mount Lavinia Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum

1
night
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 1st (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Kandy, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then don't miss a visit to Galmaduwa temple kandy, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Udawattekele Sanctuary.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kandy travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Colombo to Kandy takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Udawattekele Sanctuary ©
Udawattekele Sanctuary

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Unawatuna Beach, kick back and relax at Mihiripenna Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Unawatuna trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Unawatuna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. In September in Unawatuna, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach

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