9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly + Taxi:  16 h 45 min
1
Tissamaharama
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3 h
2
Anuradhapura
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Trincomalee
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1 h
5
Galle
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  15 h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Tissamaharama

Tissamaharama ©
Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiri Vehera, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kataragama Temple, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara and then explore the striking landscape of Bundala National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tissamaharama online tour itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to Tissamaharama is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Tissamaharama due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Tissamaharama reach 35°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kataragama, Bundala National Park
Highlights from your plan
Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Kataragama Temple ©
Kataragama Temple
Safaris

1
night
Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
On the 8th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi.

To find ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Anuradhapura day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Tissamaharama to Anuradhapura in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba

1
night
Trincomalee

Trincomalee ©
A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Nilaveli Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Trincomalee vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Trincomalee in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Nilaveli Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple ©
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple
Koneswaram Temple ©
Koneswaram Temple

1
night
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanical Gardens, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kandy day trip website.

You can drive from Trincomalee to Kandy in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

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
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Church, kick back and relax at Narigama Beach, then kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach, then see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Saffron Robes.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Galle trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Galle in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In November in Galle, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna
Highlights from your plan
Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Spas

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