9 days in South Asia Itinerary

9 days in South Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Colombo, Taxi to Sigiriya
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Sigiriya
— 1 night
Drive
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Dambulla
— 1 day
Drive
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Kandy
— 1 night
Drive
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Nuwara Eliya
— 1 night
Drive
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Mirissa
— 1 night
Drive
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Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bentota
— 1 day
Train
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Colombo
— 1 night
Fly

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Sigiriya

— 1 night
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 25th (Tue): stop by Lanka Silks.

To plan Sigiriya vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Bengaluru, India to Sigiriya is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Shopping
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Dambulla

— 1 day
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 26th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Painting Conservation & Research Center, Painting Museum and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dambulla road trip planner.

Dambulla is very close to Sigiriya. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Kandy

— 1 night
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 27th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio, and finally look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kandy trip planner.

You can drive from Dambulla to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature · Parks

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.
On the 28th (Fri), relax in the rural setting at Bluefield Tea Gardens and then stop by Mackwoods Tea Centre.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nuwara Eliya day trip planner.

You can drive from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Shopping
Highlights from your trip

Mirissa

— 1 night
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 29th (Sat), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then stroll through Mirissa Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mirissa driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nuwara Eliya to Mirissa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Mirissa are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Hikkaduwa

— 3 nights
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.
On the 1st (Sun), stroll through Hikkaduwa Beach and then kick back and relax at Jungle Beach. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Exotic Roots, steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, and then stop by Orchid House.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hikkaduwa online holiday planner.

You can drive from Mirissa to Hikkaduwa in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Bentota

— 1 day
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, stroll through Sea Turtle Protection Association, and then stop by Dara Gems & Jewellery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bentota driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Hikkaduwa to Bentota in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Colombo.

Things to do in Bentota

Classes · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Colombo National Museum, then look for gifts at Barefoot, then stop by Stone 'N' String, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Colombo tour itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Bentota to Colombo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Galle District travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Historic Sites