9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Male
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Netolpitiya
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mirissa
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Tissamaharama
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Male

3
nights
Netolpitiya

Netolpitiya ©
Most people take a trip to Netolpitiya to enjoy a classic beach holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Tangalle Lagoon & Kayak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Indika Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wewurukannala Vihara, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Blow Hole Hummanaya.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Netolpitiya day trip planning site .

Male, Maldives to Netolpitiya is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from Male in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°C in Netolpitiya. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Netolpitiya

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tangalle, Dikwella
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Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©
Tangalle Lagoon ©
Tangalle Lagoon
Blow Hole Hummanaya ©
Blow Hole Hummanaya

3
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Handunugoda Tea Estate and Snake Farm. Escape the urban bustle at Mirissa Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Venture out of the city with trips to Unawatuna (Spas & Wellness, Unawatuna Beach, & more). There's more to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mirissa trip planner .

You can drive from Netolpitiya to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Handunugoda Tea Estate, Snake Farm
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Spas & Wellness
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

2
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bundala National Park and Yala National Park. Go for a jaunt from Tissamaharama to Uda Walawe National Park to see Udawalawe National Park about 1h 25 min away.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tissamaharama route planner.

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Tissamaharama takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Udawalawe National Park, Yala National Park, Bundala National Park
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Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Udawalawe National Park ©
Udawalawe National Park
Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

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