9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nuwara Eliya
— 1 night
2
Trincomalee
— 2 nights
3
Sigiriya
— 1 night
4
Dambulla
— 1 night
5
Pinnawala
— 1 night
6
Kandy
— 1 night
7
Colombo
— 1 night

1
night
Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sita Temple, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thenstop by Mackwoods Tea Centre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nuwara Eliya online tour builder.

Bengaluru, India to Nuwara Eliya is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Historic Sites Shopping Spas
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Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple ©
Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple
Sita Temple ©
Sita Temple
Spas

2
nights
Trincomalee

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 2nd (Mon), stroll the grounds of Trincomalee War Cemetery, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nilaveli Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Marble Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mamangam Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koneswaram Temple, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Velgam Vehera.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Trincomalee trip planner.

You can drive from Nuwara Eliya to Trincomalee in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Nilaveli Beach
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Koneswaram Temple ©
Koneswaram Temple
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
On the 4th (Wed), browse the exhibits of sigiri art gallery, explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, thentake in the exciting artwork at Pethikada, and finally examine the collection at Sigiriya Museum.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Sigiriya trip site.

You can drive from Trincomalee to Sigiriya in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Sigiriya Museum ©
Sigiriya Museum
sigiri art gallery ©
sigiri art gallery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dambulla Cave Temple.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dambulla driving holiday planner.

Dambulla is very close to Sigiriya. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Pinnawala.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Dambulla Cave Temple
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Dambulla Cave Temple ©
Dambulla Cave Temple
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs ©
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs

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night
Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
On the 6th (Fri), stroll through Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and then stroll through Elephant Freedom Project.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Pinnawala online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Dambulla to Pinnawala by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Elephant Freedom Project
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Elephant Freedom Project ©
Elephant Freedom Project
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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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.
On the 7th (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy War Cemetery, thendon't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, thenstroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio.

Start your trip to Kandy by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Pinnawala to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Shopping
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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

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night
Colombo

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Traditional Puppet Art Museum, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple, thenlook for gifts at Salie's Fine Jewelry & Gem Stones, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anthony's Shrine.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Colombo trip maker website.

Do a combination of train and taxi from Kandy to Colombo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Colombo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Historic Sites Shopping Tours
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St Anthony's Shrine ©
St Anthony's Shrine
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple ©
Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple

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