9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Mirissa
— 2 nights
2
Tissamaharama
— 1 night
3
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
4
Pinnawala
— 1 night
5
Kandy
— 3 nights

2
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirissa Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Chennai, India to Mirissa is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Tissamaharama

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tissamaharama online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Mirissa to Tissamaharama in 3 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Yala National Park
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

1
night
Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Udawalawe National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Tissamaharama to Udawalawe National Park takes 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Udawalawe National Park are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Pinnawala.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
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1
night
Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stroll through Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and then stroll through Millennium Elephant Foundation.

To find out how to plan a trip to Pinnawala, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Udawalawe National Park to Pinnawala in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February in Pinnawala, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Millennium Elephant Foundation
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Millennium Elephant Foundation ©
Millennium Elephant Foundation

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): make a trip to Kandy view point. On your second day here, stroll through Udawattekele Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kandy trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Pinnawala to Kandy by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Glenloch Tea Factory
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Udawattekele Sanctuary ©
Udawattekele Sanctuary

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