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:  2​h 45​min
1
Dondra
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Kandy
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Kalkudah
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Colombo

few
hours
Dondra

Dondra ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Sri Vishnu Maha Devalaya and then don't miss a visit to Dondra Head Lighthouse.

For reviews and tourist information, use the Dondra online tour itinerary planner .

Colombo to Dondra is an approximately 3-hour car ride. October in Dondra sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Hikkaduwa.

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

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.
Relax by the water at Hikkaduwa Beach and Jungle Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bentota Beach and Mirissa Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Galle Fort in Galle (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Narigama Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, make a trip to Tsunami Honganji Vihara, and examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hikkaduwa road trip app .

Drive from Dondra to Hikkaduwa in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Visit Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Sigiriya for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Golden Temple of Dambulla (in Dambulla), Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Minneriya National Park (in Habarana). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Kandy Lake, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and contemplate the long history of Temple of the Tooth.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kandy trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hikkaduwa to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens, Sigiriya, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Minneriya National Park
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla

1
night
Kalkudah

Kalkudah ©
On the 29th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Coconut Cultural Park and then stroll through Passikudah Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kalkudah trip itinerary site .

Drive from Kandy to Kalkudah in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalkudah

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

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