9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Male
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Bentota
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
2
Sigiriya
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Kandy
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Nuwara Eliya
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + ferry:  6​h 30​min
End: Male

2
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Protection Association and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bentota route planning tool .

Male, Maldives to Bentota is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, then explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, and then examine the collection at Sigiriya Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): don't miss a visit to kaludiya Pokuna, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya day trip tool .

Getting from Bentota to Sigiriya by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock
Safaris

1
day
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanical Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kandy day trip planning site .

Drive from Sigiriya to Kandy in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Nuwara Eliya.

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
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

4
nights
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.
Worlds End has been added to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple and Ambewela Farms. Get out of town with these interesting Nuwara Eliya side-trips: Udawalawe National Park (in Uda Walawe National Park), Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale (in Haputale) and Little Adam's Peak (in Ella). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Horton Plains National Park, explore the activities along Gregory Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Mohini falls, and stop by Franciscan Sister's Jam Room.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nuwara Eliya trip tool .

Traveling by car from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya takes 2.5 hours. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Udawalawe National Park, Worlds End, Little Adam's Peak, Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple ©
Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple
Ambewela Farms ©
Ambewela Farms

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