9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Colombo
train:  1​h
1
Bentota
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Mirissa
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Tissamaharama
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h
4
Kandy
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h
End: Colombo

1
night
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
On the 24th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hikkaduwa Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalutara Beach and then kick back and relax at Beruwala Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bentota trip planner .

Colombo to Bentota is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive. In February, daytime highs in Bentota are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Bentota

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kalutara Beach, Beruwala Beach, Hikkaduwa Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Beruwala Beach ©
Beruwala Beach

2
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Unawatuna Beach, kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mirissa trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Bentota to Mirissa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Mirissa can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Unawatuna
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the activities along Tissa Wewa and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tissamaharama day trip app .

Drive from Mirissa to Tissamaharama in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. February in Tissamaharama sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Tissa Wewa ©
Tissa Wewa

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Royal Palace of Kandy. Kids will enjoy Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Knuckles Forest Reserve. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Kandy Lake, make a trip to Pattini Davalaya, take in the awesome beauty at Hanthana Mountain Range, and stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kandy online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Tissamaharama to Kandy in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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