9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sigiriya
— 1 night
2
Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights
3
Mirissa
— 1 night
4
Kandy
— 1 night
5
Colombo
— 2 nights

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.
To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sigiriya online sightseeing planner.

Bengaluru, India to Sigiriya is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pethikada ©
Pethikada

3
nights
Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Galle Fort and Sri Vijayarama Viharaya. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tsunami Photo Museum and Genuine Batik. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hikkaduwa: Unawatuna (Spas & Wellness & Jungle Beach), Ahungalla Beach (in Ahungalla) and Bentota Beach (in Bentota). The adventure continues: stroll through Hikkaduwa Beach and examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hikkaduwa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sigiriya to Hikkaduwa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February in Hikkaduwa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Galle Fort, Tsunami Photo Museum, Sri Vijayarama Viharaya, Ahungalla Beach
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

1
night
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thenkick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mirissa trip planning app.

You can drive from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Beaches Wildlife
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spas

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 18th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kandy trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Mirissa to Kandy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

2
nights
Colombo

Colombo ©
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 19th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): explore the world behind art at The Galleries of Sapumal Foundation, get engrossed in the history at The Bandaranaike Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Colombo holiday maker site.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Kandy to Colombo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum
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Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Safaris
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

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