9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
1
Bentota
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
Kandy
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Hyderabad

1
night
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Kosgoda Turtle Care and then kick back and relax at Bentota Beach. On your second day here, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the world behind art at Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Protection Association, then examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, and finally examine the collection at Sri Vijayarama Viharaya.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bentota sightseeing planning tool .

Hyderabad, India to Bentota is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Bentota are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Kalutara, Community Tsunami Museum, Kosgoda Turtle Care, Sri Vijayarama Viharaya
Highlights from your plan
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association

3
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Jungle Beach and Mirissa Beach. You'll explore and learn at Tsunami Photo Museum and Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Unawatuna: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mirissa) and Hikkaduwa (Saffron Robes Gallery and Studio & Hikkaduwa Beach).

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Unawatuna online route planner .

Traveling by car from Bentota to Unawatuna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Galle, Hikkaduwa, Mirissa, Tsunami Photo Museum, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Sigiriya and Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Golden Temple of Dambulla and Ceylon Tea Museum. Explore Kandy's surroundings by going to Sigiriya Museum (in Sigiriya), Arankelle Ancient Monastery (in Melsiripura) and Euphoria Spice and Herbal (in Matale). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kandy trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Arankelle Ancient Monastery, Royal Botanical Gardens, Euphoria Spice and Herbal, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

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