8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Amman
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Taxi:  14 h 30 min
1
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Kandy
— 2 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Foot + Bus:  14 h
End: Amman

3
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Jungle Beach and Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa). Explore hidden gems such as Mihiripenna Beach and Narigama Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Kosgoda (Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center & Kosgoda Turtle Care), Ahungalla Beach (in Ahungalla) and Mirissa (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Mirissa Beach).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Unawatuna trip planner.

Amman, Jordan to Unawatuna is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Amman to Unawatuna, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Unawatuna is warmer than Amman - with highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Galle, Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Kosgoda, Ahungalla Beach
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Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach

1
night
Yala National Park

Yala National Park ©
One of the most popular national parks in the country, Yala National Park boasts a wide variety of animals, and does important work in conserving and growing populations.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yala National Park trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Unawatuna to Yala National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Yala National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Nature Parks
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

2
nights
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at New Ranweli Spice Garden. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Royal Botanical Gardens, stroll the grounds of Kandy War Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Kandy trip planner .

You can fly from Yala National Park to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Kundasale, Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery

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