9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Sigiriya
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
2
Tissamaharama
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
4
Kandy
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

1
day
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 14th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of The Golden Temple, look for gifts at Lanka Silks, then see the interesting displays at Pethikada, and finally make a trip to Sigiriya World Heritage Site.

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Hyderabad, India to Sigiriya is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pethikada ©
Pethikada

1
night
Tissamaharama

Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tissamaharama online trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Sigiriya to Tissamaharama in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Tissamaharama can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris

3
nights
Unawatuna

Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Jungle Beach. Explore Unawatuna's surroundings by going to Mirissa Beach (in Mirissa), Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center (in Kosgoda) and Bentota Beach (in Bentota).

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Unawatuna travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Tissamaharama to Unawatuna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Unawatuna can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Galle, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Hikkaduwa Beach, Bentota Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota 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.
On the 19th (Wed), make a trip to Kandy view point, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Galmaduwa temple kandy, identify plant and animal life at Udawattekele Sanctuary, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kandy trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Unawatuna to Kandy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

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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