9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  5​h
1
Bentota
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mirissa
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
3
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Uda Walawe National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Dambulla
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bentota Beach and Akurala Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Hikkaduwa Beach and Sinharaja Forest Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bentota: Sea Turtle Hatchery (in Ambalangoda) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Kalutara). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ahungalla Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bentota online itinerary planner .

New Delhi, India to Bentota is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from New Delhi in November since evenings lows in Bentota dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ahungalla Beach, Akurala Beach, Hikkaduwa Beach, Sea Turtle Hatchery, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Sinharaja Forest Reserve ©
Sinharaja Forest Reserve

2
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stroll through Mihiripenna Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at LAZY.RIDE, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Plan my day in Mirissa using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Bentota to Mirissa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Mirissa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Ella

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and then take in the views from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Ella Gem & Jewelry, then relax in the rural setting at Amba Estate, then admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, and finally admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ella trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Mirissa to Ella in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Ella can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Uda Walawe National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes

Side Trip

Amba Estate
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

1
night
Uda Walawe National Park

Uda Walawe 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 16th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Uda Walawe National Park online travel planner .

Drive from Ella to Uda Walawe National Park in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Uda Walawe National Park can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Uda Walawe National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Uda Walawe National Park ©
Uda Walawe National Park

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 17th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Sigiriya and then stroll through Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dambulla road trip planning website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Uda Walawe National Park to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya

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