9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 30​min
1
Dambulla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kandy
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h
3
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2​h
4
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Bentota
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
On the 30th (Sat), browse the fresh offerings at Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dambulla trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Dambulla is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pethikada ©
Pethikada

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asgiriya Maha Viharaya, then look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanthana Mountain Range, then browse the collection at Buddhist Publication Society, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Sriya & Daya Curio Shop, and finally don't miss a visit to Kandy view point.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Kandy tour itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Dambulla to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Uda Walawe National Park.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

1
night
Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park ©
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawalawe National Park.

Plan my day in Uda Walawe National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Uda Walawe National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Udawalawe National Park ©
Udawalawe National Park

3
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tsunami Photo Museum and Saffron Robes Gallery and Studio. Visiting Jungle Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Unawatuna side-trips: Mirissa Beach (in Mirissa) and Hikkaduwa (Naga Viharaya & Community Tsunami Museum).

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Unawatuna online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Uda Walawe National Park to Unawatuna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Unawatuna sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Galle, Mirissa Beach, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach

1
night
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kosgoda Turtle Care, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bentota Beach, and then look for gifts at Gem Bank Gems & Jewellery.

To find maps and other tourist information, refer to the Bentota trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Unawatuna to Bentota in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bentota

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kosgoda Turtle Care, Gem Bank Gems & Jewellery
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Gem Bank Gems & Jewellery ©
Gem Bank Gems & Jewellery

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