9 days in South Asia Itinerary

9 days in South Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka trip planner

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Colombo
— 1 night
Taxi to Diyawanna Oya, Fly to Kandy
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Kandy
— 1 day
Fly
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Mirissa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Dambulla
— 1 night
Fly
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Yala National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Ella
— 1 night
Drive
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Nuwara Eliya
— 1 night
Fly to Diyawanna Oya, Taxi to Colombo

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Colombo

— 1 night
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): make a trip to Independence Square.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Colombo online trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from Lebanon, the closest major aiports are Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport and Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport. In April, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Kandy

— 1 day
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
On the 25th (Thu), explore the activities along Kandy Lake, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then take an in-depth tour of Raja Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, and finally explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Kandy.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Colombo to Kandy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Mirissa

— 2 nights
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 26th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, stroll through Jungle Beach, then don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda, and finally contemplate the long history of Galle Fort.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mirissa planning tool.

Fly from Kandy to Mirissa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dambulla

— 1 night
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Habarana Buddhist Temple, see the interesting displays at Sigiriya Museum, and then make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dambulla trip planning tool.

You can fly from Mirissa to Dambulla in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Yala National Park

— 1 night
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.
For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yala National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dambulla to Yala National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Ella

— 1 night
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ella trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yala National Park to Ella takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Ella

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Nuwara Eliya

— 1 night

Little England

Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sita Temple.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nuwara Eliya tour planner.

You can drive from Ella to Nuwara Eliya in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites