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
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kandy trip itinerary tool .

Colombo to Kandy is an approximately 1-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

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

3
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Family-friendly places like Jungle Beach and Bentota Beach will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Hikkaduwa (Hikkaduwa Beach & Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa) and Mirissa (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Mirissa Beach).

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Unawatuna trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Unawatuna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Unawatuna, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Mirissa, Bentota Beach
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

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