9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  12​h
1
Nuwara Eliya
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
2
Kandy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Dambulla
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
4
Sigiriya
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
5
Trincomalee
— 2 nights
train:  8​h 30​min
6
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Franciscan Sister's Jam Room, Sita Temple and Galway's Land National Park. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): look for gifts at Franciscan Sister's Jam Room and then contemplate the waterfront views at Gregory Lake. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Galway's Land National Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sita Temple.

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Bengaluru, India to Nuwara Eliya is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake
Sita Temple ©
Sita Temple
Galway's Land National Park ©
Galway's Land National Park

2
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.
You've added Gunatilake Batiks, Weavers Finch, Millennium Elephant Foundation, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then take in a show at Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Millennium Elephant Foundation, stop by Gunatilake Batiks, and then revel in the low prices at Weavers Finch.

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Traveling by car from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Millennium Elephant Foundation
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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hours
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dambulla tour planner .

You can drive from Kandy to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla

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hours
Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
On the 4th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Sigiriya Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sigiriya trip itinerary website .

Sigiriya is just a stone's throw from Dambulla. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Museums
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Sigiriya Museum ©
Sigiriya Museum

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dolphin & Whale Watching as well as Fort Frederick. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pigeon Island National Park, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach.

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Traveling by car from Sigiriya to Trincomalee takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Nilaveli
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Pigeon Island National Park ©
Pigeon Island National Park
Koneswaram Temple ©
Koneswaram Temple
Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Colombo City Tour. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the local landmarks with Colombo City Tour and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Colombo driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Trincomalee to Colombo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. You will leave for home on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Colombo

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Food Tours

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