9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  8 h
1
Colombo
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Bentota
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Mirissa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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 1st (Sat): walk around Galle Face Green.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Colombo day trip planning site .

New Delhi, India to Colombo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from New Delhi in February, expect nights in Colombo to be much hotter, around 27°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Bentota.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Negombo
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach

2
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
On the 3rd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kande Viharaya Temple, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Ahungalla Sea Turtles Conservation And Research Center, then kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach, then stroll through Sea Turtle Protection Association, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Lunuganga, enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, and finally kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bentota trip maker site .

Traveling by train from Colombo to Bentota takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ahungalla, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Hikkaduwa Beach, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Kande Viharaya Temple
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Kande Viharaya Temple ©
Kande Viharaya Temple
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

3
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Relax by the water at Mihiripenna Beach and Mirissa Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Dutch Reformed Church and Galle Fort. Change things up with these side-trips from Mirissa: Galle (Meera Mosque, Stick No Bills Poster Gallery, &more), Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa (in Habaraduwa) and Jungle Beach (in Unawatuna). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Secret Beach, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mirissa trip planning site .

You can drive from Bentota to Mirissa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Mirissa can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Galle, Unawatuna, Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa), Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa
Highlights from your plan
Dutch Reformed Church ©
Dutch Reformed Church
Swim with Dolphins
Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach

1
night
Colombo

On the 8th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mount Lavinia Beach, and finally stop by Urban Island.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Colombo trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Colombo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil ©
Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil
Mount Lavinia Beach ©
Mount Lavinia Beach

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