9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Colombo road trip app.

Mumbai, India to Colombo is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Mount Lavinia Beach ©
Mount Lavinia Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, then stop by Stick No Bills Poster Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach.

Before you visit Hikkaduwa, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Colombo to Hikkaduwa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Hikkaduwa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Galle, Ahungalla Beach, Jungle Beach, Bentota Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

1
night
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 25th (Wed), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stop by Dress Palace, and then kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mirissa road trip site.

You can drive from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mirissa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dress Palace ©
Dress Palace

2
nights
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 26th (Thu), stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then examine the collection at Raja Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Kandy. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Kandy view point, and then stroll through Udawattekele Sanctuary.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kandy road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Mirissa to Kandy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
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 28th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Sigiriya and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dambulla day trip website.

You can drive from Kandy to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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

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