9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Dondra
— Few hours
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Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights
3
Kandy
— 4 nights
4
Kalkudah
— 1 night

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Dondra

Dondra ©
On the 21st (Mon), don't miss a visit to Uthpalawarna Sri Vishnu Devalaya and then enjoy the sea views from Dondra Head Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dondra day trip site.

Colombo to Dondra is an approximately 3-hour car ride. October in Dondra sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Dondra

Historic Sites
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Dondra Head Lighthouse ©
Dondra Head Lighthouse
Uthpalawarna Sri Vishnu Devalaya ©
Uthpalawarna Sri Vishnu Devalaya

3
nights
Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hikkaduwa Beach and Bentota Beach. Relax by the water at Jungle Beach and Narigama Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Hikkaduwa: Galle Fort (in Galle) and Mirissa Beach (in Mirissa). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, and make a trip to Tsunami Honganji Vihara.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hikkaduwa travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Dondra to Hikkaduwa takes 1.5 hours. In October in Hikkaduwa, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Kandy Garrison Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kandy: Sigiriya (in Sigiriya), Golden Temple of Dambulla (in Dambulla) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake and stroll through Royal Botanical Gardens.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kandy trip planner.

Fly from Hikkaduwa to Kandy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla

1
night
Kalkudah

Kalkudah ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): make a trip to Coconut Cultural Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Passikudah Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kalkudah holiday planner.

Getting from Kandy to Kalkudah by car takes about 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Passikudah Beach ©
Passikudah Beach
Coconut Cultural Park ©
Coconut Cultural Park

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