9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Phnom Penh
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Galle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Tissamaharama
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3 h 45 min
3
Nilaveli
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Anuradhapura
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Phnom Penh

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 20th (Sat), stroll through Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara, thentake in the exciting artwork at Tsunami Photo Museum, thenexamine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Hikkaduwa Harbour. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Galle driving holiday planning website.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia to Galle is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. When traveling from Phnom Penh in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Galle, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Galle

Museums Spas Shopping

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Tsunami Photo Museum, Spas
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Community Tsunami Museum ©
Community Tsunami Museum
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Spas

1
night
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 22nd (Mon): explore the activities along Tissa Wewa and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tissamaharama trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Galle to Tissamaharama takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Tissamaharama are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nilaveli.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Tissa Wewa ©
Tissa Wewa

2
nights
Nilaveli

Nilaveli ©
The coastal resort town of Nilaveli draws visitors with its beaches, dive spots, and seaside hotels.
On the 23rd (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Trincomalee War Cemetery, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mamangam Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nilaveli Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nilaveli itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Tissamaharama to Nilaveli in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Nilaveli

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Trincomalee
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Trincomalee War Cemetery ©
Trincomalee War Cemetery
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya, and then take in the views from Gal Palama (Stone Bridge) over Malwathu Oya. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Moonstone or Sandakada pahana, thenappreciate the history behind Short Handed Statue, thendon't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, and finally don't miss a visit to Isurumuniya Temple.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Anuradhapura trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nilaveli to Anuradhapura takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba
Moonstone or Sandakada pahana ©
Moonstone or Sandakada pahana

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