9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Colombo
— Few hours
car:  4​h
2
Kandy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Nuwara Eliya
— 1 night
train:  3​h
4
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Bentota
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
6
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Kuwait City

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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.
To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Colombo online trip itinerary planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Colombo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Colombo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kuwait City in March: high temperatures in Colombo hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy Lake and Royal Botanical Gardens. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the activities along Kandy Lake and then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy road trip planning app .

Getting from Colombo to Kandy by combination of flight and taxi takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gregory Lake, Sita Temple and Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the activities along Gregory Lake and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sita Temple.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nuwara Eliya online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake
Sita Temple ©
Sita Temple
Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya
Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya

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Ella

Ella
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ella trip planner .

Drive from Nuwara Eliya to Ella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bentota.

Things to do in Ella

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Bentota Beach has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bentota day trip app .

Traveling by car from Ella to Bentota takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Bentota can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Colombo.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

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Colombo

Colombo
To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Colombo journey planner.

You can take a train from Bentota to Colombo in an hour. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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