9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dambulla
— 1 night
2
Kandy
— 2 nights
3
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
4
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
5
Bentota
— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): browse the fresh offerings at Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dambulla route planner.

Mumbai, India to Dambulla is an approximately 8-hour flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Nature Shopping

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): stroll through Royal Botanical Gardens, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena, thenlook for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanthana Mountain Range, thenbrowse the collection at Buddhist Publication Society, thenbrowse for treasures at Sriya & Daya Curio Shop, and finally make a trip to Kandy view point.

To find photos and more tourist information, go to the Kandy travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dambulla to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

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

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.
On the 4th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawalawe National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Udawalawe National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Udawalawe National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Udawalawe National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Nature Wildlife Parks
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3
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Relax by the water at Mirissa Beach and Mihiripenna Beach. Get in touch with nature at Jungle Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Unawatuna: Tsunami Photo Museum (in Telwatta) and Hikkaduwa (Saffron Robes, Naga Viharaya, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery, and take in the exciting artwork at EXOTIC ROOTS.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Unawatuna trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Udawalawe National Park to Unawatuna takes 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Unawatuna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bentota.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

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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, enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, and then stop by Gem Bank Gems & Jewellery.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bentota using our trip planner.

Drive from Unawatuna to Bentota in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Bentota can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bentota

Shopping Parks Outdoors

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
Kosgoda Turtle Care
Kosgoda Turtle Care

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