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:  8​h
1
Colombo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Kandy
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Bentota
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Hyderabad

1
night
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 see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Colombo trip itinerary builder website .

Hyderabad, India to Colombo is an approximately 4-hour flight. Traveling from Hyderabad in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Colombo, with lows around 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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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.
You've now added Royal Botanical Gardens to your itinerary. Visit Kandy Garrison Cemetery and Nalanda Gedige for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kandy War Cemetery and Temple of the Tooth. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kandy: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Euphoria Spice and Herbal (in Matale). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, look for all kinds of wild species at Udawattekele Sanctuary, and stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kandy road trip tool .

You can fly from Colombo to Kandy in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bentota.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Matale, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery

3
nights
Bentota

The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Tsunami Photo Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kalutara Bodhiya and Kande Viharaya. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ahungalla Beach, get outside with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Bentota Bazaar, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bentota road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Kandy to Bentota takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In August in Bentota, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Colombo.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Leather.lk, Ahungalla Beach, Kalutara Bodhiya, Kande Viharaya Temple, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kande Viharaya Temple ©
Kande Viharaya Temple
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

1
night
Colombo

Colombo ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil.

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You can take a train from Bentota to Colombo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Historic Sites
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Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil ©
Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©

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