9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bengaluru
Drive:  11 h
1
Jaffna
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Trincomalee
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
4
Galle
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Bengaluru

1
night
Jaffna

Jaffna ©
A center of Tamil culture, the city of Jaffna remains in the process of rebuilding after suffering greatly during the civil war.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Nagadipa Purana Vihara, thencontemplate the long history of Jaffna Fort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nallur Kovil.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaffna day trip app.

Bengaluru, India to Jaffna is an approximately 54-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Jaffna

Historic Sites
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Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil ©
Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil
Nagadipa Purana Vihara ©
Nagadipa Purana Vihara
Nallur Kovil ©
Nallur Kovil

2
nights
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.
On the 12th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mamangam Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koneswaram Temple, thenkick back and relax at Uppuveli, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marble Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Nilaveli Beach, and then stroll the grounds of Trincomalee War Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Trincomalee travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jaffna to Trincomalee takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
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 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya, thenappreciate the history behind Samadhi Statue, and finally steep yourself in history at Ritigala Forest Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna), take in the spiritual surroundings of Isurumuniya Temple, make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, thenappreciate the history behind Abhayagiri Dagaba, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Anuradhapura trip website.

You can drive from Trincomalee to Anuradhapura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Ritigala Forest Monastery ©
Ritigala Forest Monastery
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba
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Abhayagiri Dagaba

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Get some cultural insight at Dutch Reformed Church and Tsunami Photo Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara. Step out of Galle to go to Hikkaduwa and see Community Tsunami Museum, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex, tour the pleasant surroundings at Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, and stop by Cara Jewellers.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Galle trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Anuradhapura to Galle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Galle can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, Community Tsunami Museum, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dutch Reformed Church ©
Dutch Reformed Church

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