9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Kandy
— 1 day
2
Anuradhapura
— 1 night
3
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
4
Arugam Bay
— 3 nights
5
Ella
— 2 nights

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Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
On the 28th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena, and finally stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kandy tour itinerary planner.

Colombo to Kandy is an approximately 3-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Kandy

Side Trip

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1
night
Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya, then don't miss a visit to Mihintale, and then don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Anuradhapura online attractions planner.

Getting from Kandy to Anuradhapura by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

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Religious Site
Mihintale
4.8
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Architectural Building
Ruwanwelisaya
4.6

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): indulge your taste buds at Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre, Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dambulla Royal Cave Temple. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Sigiriya Fortress, take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada, and then make a trip to Pidurangala Rock.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sigiriya trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Anuradhapura to Sigiriya by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Must see
Sigiriya Fortress
4.6
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Landmark
Pidurangala Rock
4.8

3
nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay is known for adventure, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on Ecowave Travels, make a trip to Muhudu Maha Vihara, test the waters at Deergayu Acupressure Center, and explore the activities along Pottuvil Lagoon.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Arugam Bay trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Sigiriya to Arugam Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Arugam Bay can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Water Body
Arugam Bay
4.0
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Off-Road Tour
Sage Tours
5.0

2
nights
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.
On the 4th (Tue), soothe aching muscles at Yoga Ella, take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ella trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Arugam Bay to Ella takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Ella can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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Geologic Formation
Ella Rock
4.8

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