9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+4
Fly + foot + bus + foot + train:  10​h
1
Galle
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Polonnaruwa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Anuradhapura
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 17th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Jungle Beach, then look for gifts at Embark, then stop by Cara Jewellers, and finally steep yourself in history at Galle Fort.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Galle trip itinerary planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Galle is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Galle is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Mirissa, Jungle Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dutch Reformed Church ©
Dutch Reformed Church
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
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 (Tue): stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then take an in-depth tour of Raja Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, then look for gifts at Kandy City Center, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Commonwealth War Cemetery.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Kandy driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Galle to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Polonnaruwa.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery

2
nights
Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa ©
Lying 216 km (134 mi) from Colombo, Polonnaruwa offers a rich history second in Sri Lanka only to Arunadhapura.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Polonnaruwa, then delve into the distant past at Polonnaruwa Vatadage, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gal Potha, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hurulu Eco Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kaudulla National Park.

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Drive from Kandy to Polonnaruwa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Habarana
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Hurulu Eco Park ©
Hurulu Eco Park
Gal Potha ©
Gal Potha
Polonnaruwa Vatadage ©
Polonnaruwa Vatadage

1
night
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 24th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagoba of Thuparama, don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isurumuniya Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Maha Boodhi Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Anuradhapura trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Polonnaruwa to Anuradhapura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Isurumuniya Temple ©
Isurumuniya Temple
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba

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