9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Colombo
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Galle
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Beruwala
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
4
Dambulla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Kandy
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Chennai

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Negombo Beach and Mount Lavinia Beach. Head to Stone 'N' String and Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinctfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Colombo National Museum, look for gifts at Barefoot, browse the different shops at Arcade Independence Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

Before you visit Colombo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Chennai (Madras), India to Colombo is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
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Stone 'N' String ©
Stone 'N' String
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, then stop by Orchid House, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Unawatuna Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Galle trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Colombo to Galle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Beruwala.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Jungle Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

1
night
Beruwala

Beruwala ©
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Protection Association, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, and then stop by Dara Gems & Jewellery.

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Drive from Galle to Beruwala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Beruwala, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Beruwala

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Bentota
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association
Dara Gems & Jewellery ©
Dara Gems & Jewellery

1
night
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): stop by Lanka Silks, explore the historical opulence of Golden Cave Temple, and then Head underground at The Golden Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dambulla day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Beruwala to Dambulla takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lanka Silks
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Lanka Silks ©
Lanka Silks

1
night
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 31st (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and finally stop by Kandy City Center. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Udawattekele Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alagalla Mountain Range.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kandy online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Dambulla to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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 ©
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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