9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Drive:  1​h
1
Gampaha
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Dondra
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
4
Kalkudah
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Kandy
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
End: Colombo

1
day
Gampaha

Gampaha ©
Gampaha is a major city in Gampaha District, Western Province, Sri Lanka. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get your game on at Splatter Paintball and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maligatenna Dageba.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gampaha trip builder .

Colombo to Gampaha is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In October in Gampaha, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Gampaha

Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Splatter Paintball ©
Splatter Paintball
Maligatenna Dageba ©
Maligatenna Dageba

3
nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hikkaduwa Beach and Jungle Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Bentota Beach and Narigama Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Spas & Wellness (in Unawatuna), Mirissa Beach (in Mirissa) and Galle (Dutch Reformed Church & Galle Fort). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Protection Association.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Hikkaduwa trip maker tool .

Drive from Gampaha to Hikkaduwa in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dondra.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Galle, Bentota, Unawatuna, Mirissa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

1
night
Dondra

Dondra ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): make a trip to Sri Vishnu Maha Devalaya and then don't miss a visit to Dondra Head Lighthouse.

Discover how to plan a Dondra trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Hikkaduwa to Dondra in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Dondra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dondra Head Lighthouse ©
Dondra Head Lighthouse
Sri Vishnu Maha Devalaya ©
Sri Vishnu Maha Devalaya

1
night
Kalkudah

Kalkudah ©
On the 26th (Sat), make a trip to Coconut Cultural Park and then kick back and relax at Passikudah Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Kalkudah trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Dondra to Kalkudah in 8 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Passikudah Beach ©
Passikudah Beach
Coconut Cultural Park ©
Coconut Cultural Park

3
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.
Visit Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Kandy Garrison Cemetery for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Kandy to Pinnawala to see Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Embekka Devalaya, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Kandy, and stroll the grounds of Kandy War Cemetery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandy online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Kalkudah to Kandy in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery

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