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

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 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Unawatuna Beach, stop by Embark, look for gifts at Orchid House, then stop by Shoba, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach.

To find photos and more tourist information, read Unawatuna day trip site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Unawatuna is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Unawatuna. Traveling from Dubai in September, expect Unawatuna to be slightly colder, temps between 36°C and 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Galle
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Orchid House ©
Orchid House
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Embark ©
Embark

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 15th (Sat), look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Kandy, then steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally look for gifts at Kandy City Center.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy online holiday planner .

Getting from Unawatuna to Kandy by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Palace of Kandy ©
Royal Palace of Kandy

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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.
On the 16th (Sun), browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, stop by Luv SL, then stop by Stone 'N' String, and finally see the interesting displays at Colombo National Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Colombo trip planner .

Getting from Kandy to Colombo by combination of taxi and flight takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Museums
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Stone 'N' String ©
Stone 'N' String
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct ©
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct

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