9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin)
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
1
Galle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Bentota
— 2 nights
taxi + train:  1​h 45​min
3
Kandy
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
4
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Kochi (Cochin)

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dolphin & Whale Watching, Mirissa Beach and Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct. On the 8th (Fri), make a trip to Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Galle travel route builder site .

Kochi (Cochin), India to Galle is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Mirissa
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct ©
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct

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Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): kick back and relax at Bentota Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Madu River and then identify plant and animal life at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bentota trip planning app .

Drive from Galle to Bentota in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Bentota are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Beaches Wildlife

Side Trips

Madu River, Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Madu River ©
Madu River

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Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
You've now added National Museum Kandy to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at National Museum Kandy, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Udawattekele Sanctuary. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then make a trip to Kandy view point.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Kandy route maker tool .

Getting from Bentota to Kandy by combination of taxi and train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Colombo.

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, stroll through Galle Face Green, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, then look for gifts at Tea Zone, and finally kick back and relax at Negombo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka and then kick back and relax at Mount Lavinia Beach.

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Getting from Kandy to Colombo by combination of taxi and flight takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Negombo
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Mount Lavinia Beach ©
Mount Lavinia Beach

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