4 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

4 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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4 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly:  1​h
1
Kandy
— 1 day
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 45​min
3
Sigiriya
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
End: Colombo

1
day
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 19th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip itinerary planning app .

Colombo to Kandy is an approximately 1-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

2
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
On the 20th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Tsunami Photo Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach and then kick back and relax at Bentota Beach.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Unawatuna online travel planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Unawatuna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Unawatuna sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tsunami Photo Museum, Bentota Beach, Hikkaduwa Beach, Mirissa Beach
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

1
night
Sigiriya

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 22nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Sigiriya, then see the interesting displays at Sigiriya Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Pethikada.

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Do a combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Sigiriya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Sigiriya Museum ©
Sigiriya Museum
Pethikada ©
Pethikada

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