9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
2
Nuwara Eliya
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h
6
Galle
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
7
Sigiriya
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Karachi

1
night
Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): walk around Viharamahadevi Park, look for gifts at Vogue Jewellers, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Colombo road trip planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Colombo is an approximately 8-hour flight. In November, daytime highs in Colombo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Parks Shopping
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Food Tours
Viharamahadevi Park ©
Viharamahadevi Park
Vogue Jewellers ©
Vogue Jewellers

1
night
Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©
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 (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Mohini falls, then get to know the fascinating history of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country, and then admire the sheer force of Devon Falls.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nuwara Eliya journey website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Devon Falls ©
Devon Falls

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 1st (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, indulge your taste buds at Honey Bee Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Ella Spice Garden, and finally get a new perspective on nature at R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ella tour itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Nuwara Eliya to Ella in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Ella are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
Highlights from your plan
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Spice Garden ©
Ella Spice Garden

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yala National Park road trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ella to Yala National Park. December in Yala National Park sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

1
night
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 3rd (Tue), stroll the grounds of Kandy War Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip builder site .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery

2
nights
Galle

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Sea Turtle Farm, see the interesting displays at Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church.

Make your Galle itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Galle in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. December in Galle sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Spas

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Fri), make a trip to Pidurangala Rock and then delve into the distant past at Sigiriya.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sigiriya journey maker .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Galle to Sigiriya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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