9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka holiday planner

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Negombo
— 1 day
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Mirissa
— 1 night
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Kandy
— 1 night
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Habarana
— 2 nights
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Pinnawala
— 3 nights

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Negombo

Negombo ©

Little Rome

Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): kick back and relax at Negombo Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and then don't miss a visit to Dutch Fort.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Negombo travel route planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Negombo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Negombo, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In December in Negombo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Negombo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Dutch Fort ©
Dutch Fort

1
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Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stroll through Secret Beach, then stroll through Mirissa Beach, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mirissa road trip site.

You can drive from Negombo to Mirissa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Mirissa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the activities along Kandy Lake, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Kandy, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally stroll through Udawattekele Sanctuary.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Mirissa to Kandy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Habarana.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Udawattekele Sanctuary ©
Udawattekele Sanctuary

2
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Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Habarana Buddhist Temple. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Habarana travel planner.

You can drive from Kandy to Habarana in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pinnawala.

Things to do in Habarana

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

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Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): stroll through Elephant Freedom Project. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Pinnawala Zoo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Polgahawela, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Siri Gautama Sambuddharaja Maligawa.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pinnawala travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Habarana to Pinnawala takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Elephant Freedom Project ©
Elephant Freedom Project
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Millennium Elephant Foundation ©
Millennium Elephant Foundation

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