9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 15 min
1
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Kandy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
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.
On the 21st (Tue), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stroll through Mirissa Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Parrot Rock Bridge.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Unawatuna itinerary planning tool.

Mumbai, India to Unawatuna is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Galle Fort, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

1
night
Ella

Ella ©
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 24th (Fri): stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, then snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, and finally learn and have fun at Honey Bee Garden.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ella trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Unawatuna to Ella in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge

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.
On the 25th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yala National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ella to Yala National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks Nature
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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 26th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, then tee off at RB Tours Srilanka, and finally appreciate the history behind Buddha Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and finally don't miss a visit to Degaldoruwa Temple.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kandy journey builder app.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Yala National Park to Kandy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Buddha Statue
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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

2
nights
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 28th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sath Paththini Devalaya. On the next day, make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis, and then make a trip to Pidurangala Rock.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Sigiriya takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dambulla, Dhilip De Alwis
Highlights from your plan
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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