9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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1
Sigiriya
— 1 night
2
Ella
— 2 nights
3
Yala National Park
— 1 night
4
Arugam Bay
— 2 nights
5
Kandy
— 2 nights

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): delve into the distant past at Sigiriya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, don't miss a visit to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sath Paththini Devalaya.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sigiriya tour itinerary maker website.

Colombo to Sigiriya is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dambulla
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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nights
Ella

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, thendon't miss a visit to Nine Arches Bridge, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ella holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Sigiriya to Ella takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In July in Ella, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge

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night
Yala National Park

Yala National Park ©
One of the most popular national parks in the country, Yala National Park boasts a wide variety of animals, and does important work in conserving and growing populations.
On the 26th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yala National Park travel route site.

Traveling by car from Ella to Yala National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Yala National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks Nature
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

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nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
On the 27th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Pottuvil Lagoon, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Arugam Bay, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse. On the next day, make a trip to Muhudu Maha Vihara, delve into the distant past at Sangamankandy Pilliyar Kovil, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudumbigala Monastery.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Arugam Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yala National Park to Arugam Bay takes 3 hours. July in Arugam Bay sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Spas
Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay

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Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): make a trip to Galmaduwa temple kandy, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, thenstroll through Knuckles Forest Reserve, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, thengo from sight to sight with RB Tours Srilanka, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kandy trip planner.

You can drive from Arugam Bay to Kandy in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Knuckles Forest Reserve
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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