9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka route maker

Make it your trip
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Bentota
— 1 night
Drive
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Mirissa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kandy
— 3 nights
Fly to Diyawanna Oya, Taxi to Colombo
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Colombo
— 2 nights
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Bentota

— 1 night
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bentota road trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Bentota is an approximately 6-hour flight. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mirissa

— 2 nights
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mihiripenna Beach. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mirissa, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bentota to Mirissa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Kandy

— 3 nights
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Venture out of the city with trips to Elephant Freedom Project (in Kegalle) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Royal Botanical Gardens, get curious at Natural Gems and Gemmological Museum, stroll through Udawattekele Sanctuary, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kandy trip builder tool.

You can fly from Mirissa to Kandy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Colombo

— 2 nights
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 29th (Mon): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then stroll through Negombo Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Mount Lavinia Beach and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Colombo day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Colombo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. April in Colombo sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Sri Lanka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.