8 days in Karachi & Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Karachi & Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Karachi & Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Karachi, Pakistan
1
Karachi, Pakistan
— 1 day
Fly + Taxi:  7​h 30​min
2
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 30​min
4
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Mirissa, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Karachi, Pakistan

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day
Karachi, Pakistan

Karachi ©
Sprawling, busy, and central to the nation's economy, Karachi stands as one of the biggest and most populous cities in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beach, make a trip to Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then tee off at Karachi Golf Club, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Darya Lal Sankat Mochan Mandir.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Karachi online vacation builder .

If you are flying in from Pakistan, the closest major airport is Jinnah International Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Karachi

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites
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Karachi Golf Club ©
Karachi Golf Club
Clifton Beach ©
Clifton Beach
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

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 11th (Mon): pick up some local products at Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre and then stroll through Golden Temple of Dambulla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): make a trip to Sigiriya, then browse the exhibits of Pethikada, and then stroll through Dhilip De Alwis.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Sigiriya online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Karachi to Sigiriya takes 7.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dambulla, Dhilip De Alwis
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis

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Kandy, Sri Lanka

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 13th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. On the next day, stroll through Hanthana Mountain Range and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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You can drive from Sigiriya to Kandy in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Spas

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

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Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Unawatuna Devol Devalaya, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mihiripenna Beach, then stroll through Jungle Beach, and finally look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach, examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hikkaduwa itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Hikkaduwa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Bentota Beach
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

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Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 17th (Sun), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then stroll through Mirissa Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mirissa trip itinerary app .

Drive from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. In November in Mirissa, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Beaches Tours
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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