9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
1
Kosgoda
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
2
Dambulla
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Nilaveli
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Kandy
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Kosgoda

Kosgoda ©
For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kosgoda travel planner.

Mumbai, India to Kosgoda is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In May, daily temperatures in Kosgoda can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kosgoda

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Community Tsunami Museum, Tsunami Photo Museum, Ahungalla Beach
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project ©
Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stop by Karu Arts & Crafts, stroll through Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dambulla trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kosgoda to Dambulla takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nilaveli.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Karu Arts & Crafts, Hurulu Eco Park
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Hurulu Eco Park ©
Hurulu Eco Park
Karu Arts & Crafts ©
Karu Arts & Crafts

2
nights
Nilaveli

The coastal resort town of Nilaveli draws visitors with its beaches, dive spots, and seaside hotels.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Trincomalee Beach and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Trincomalee War Cemetery.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nilaveli travel planner.

Drive from Dambulla to Nilaveli in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Nilaveli

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Trincomalee
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Trincomalee War Cemetery ©
Trincomalee War Cemetery

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.
For shopping fun, head to Jayamali Batiks Studio or Kandy City Center. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kandy War Cemetery and Ceylon Tea Museum. Explore Kandy's surroundings by going to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Millennium Elephant Foundation (in Kegalle). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hindagala Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nilaveli to Kandy by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Hindagala Temple, Millennium Elephant Foundation
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Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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