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:  7​h 45​min
1
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
3
Kandy
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
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 30th (Sat), browse for treasures at sigiri art gallery. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of The Golden Temple, then see the interesting displays at Sigiriya Museum, and then make a trip to Sigiriya World Heritage Site.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sigiriya trip planning site

Mumbai (Bombay), India to Sigiriya is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla

3
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Family-friendly places like Mirissa Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Unawatuna: Hikkaduwa (Hikkaduwa Beach & Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Unawatuna Beach, steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, and look for gifts at Embark.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sigiriya to Unawatuna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Galle, Hikkaduwa
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Udawattekele Sanctuary will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Raja Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alagalla Mountain Range.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip itinerary maker tool

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Unawatuna to Kandy takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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