9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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 ©
To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Kosgoda attractions planner .

Mumbai, India to Kosgoda is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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

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.
On the 6th (Sun), look for gifts at Karu Arts & Crafts, then Head underground at The Golden Temple, and then examine the collection at Pethikada.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dambulla day trip tool .

You can drive from Kosgoda to Dambulla in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nilaveli.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

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
Sigiriya Museum ©
Sigiriya Museum

2
nights
Nilaveli

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 enjoy the sand and surf at Nilaveli Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Trincomalee Beach and then stroll the grounds of Trincomalee War Cemetery.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nilaveli driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dambulla to Nilaveli takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Nilaveli

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Trincomalee
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Trincomalee War Cemetery ©
Trincomalee War Cemetery
Trincomalee Beach ©
Trincomalee Beach

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.
Family-friendly places like Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Millennium Elephant Foundation will thrill your kids. Get some historical perspective at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Kandy Garrison Cemetery. There's much more to do: stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hindagala Temple, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and examine the collection at Ceylon Tea Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandy holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from Nilaveli to Kandy takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; 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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