9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
1
Kosgoda
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mirissa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Netolpitiya
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Hanoi

3
nights
Kosgoda

Kosgoda ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Protection Association, and then identify plant and animal life at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Ahungalla Beach, examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, stroll through Hikkaduwa Beach, then don't miss a visit to Tsunami Honganji Vihara, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kowilawatta Temple.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kosgoda day trip website .

Hanoi, Vietnam to Kosgoda is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kosgoda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Bentota, Kowilawatta Temple, Ahungalla Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach

2
nights
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Get outdoors at Jungle Beach and Handunugoda Tea Estate. Your inner history buff will appreciate Galle Fort and Dutch Reformed Church. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, race across the water with a speed boat tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matara Paravi Duwa Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mirissa vacation planner .

Drive from Kosgoda to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Netolpitiya.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Galle, Matara Paravi Duwa Temple, Handunugoda Tea Estate, Jungle Beach
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Spas & Wellness
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

2
nights
Netolpitiya

Netolpitiya ©
Most people take a trip to Netolpitiya to enjoy a classic beach holiday.
On the 21st (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Bundala National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Indika Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa).

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Netolpitiya trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Netolpitiya takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Netolpitiya

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tangalle, Bundala National Park
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Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara ©
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara

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