9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Kandy
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
2
Mirissa
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h
3
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tissamaharama
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  3​h
5
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Lucknow

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to Royal Botanical Gardens, look for gifts at Kandy City Center, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Kandy, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and finally contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kandy sightseeing website .

Lucknow, India to Kandy is an approximately 20-hour combination of bus, flight, taxi, and train. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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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

2
nights
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 21st (Tue), stop by Dress Palace, enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach and then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mirissa trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Mirissa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Mirissa, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Ella.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Galle Fort, Jungle Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock and then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ella tour itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Mirissa to Ella in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Ella, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

few
hours
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 24th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tissamaharama trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Ella to Tissamaharama in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Tissamaharama can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Yala National Park
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

2
nights
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 25th (Sat), Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, then make a trip to Sigiriya World Heritage Site, and then don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sigiriya driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Tissamaharama to Sigiriya in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Golden Temple of Dambulla, Minneriya National Park
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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