9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Ella
— 1 day
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Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
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Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
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Mirissa
— 1 night
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Kandy
— 1 night
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Dambulla
— 2 nights

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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 8th (Fri): snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak.

To see photos and other tourist information, use the Ella trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Ella is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Dubai to Ella. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Nature · Parks
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge

1
night
Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
On the 9th (Sat), stroll through Udawalawe National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Udawalawe National Park online day trip planner.

You can drive from Ella to Udawalawe National Park in 2.5 hours. In February in Udawalawe National Park, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

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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.
On the 10th (Sun), stroll through Hikkaduwa Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, then stop by Stick No Bills Poster Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church, and finally kick back and relax at Jungle Beach.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hikkaduwa online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Udawalawe National Park to Hikkaduwa in 4 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

1
night
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stop by Dress Palace, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mirissa road trip planning app.

Drive from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dress Palace ©
Dress Palace

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 13th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy attractions planner.

You can fly from Mirissa to Kandy in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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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 14th (Thu): make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Pethikada and then explore the ancient world of Sigiriya.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dambulla trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Kandy to Dambulla by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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