9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Dambulla
— 1 night
Taxi + 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bentota Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. Relax by the water at Ahungalla Beach and Akurala Beach. Explore Bentota's surroundings by going to Sinharaja Forest Reserve (in Galle) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Kalutara). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Hatchery.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bentota trip itinerary tool.

New Delhi, India to Bentota is an approximately 5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from New Delhi in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bentota, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mihiripenna Beach, stroll through Jungle Beach, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): stop by LAZY.RIDE, then kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mirissa visit app.

Traveling by car from Bentota to Mirissa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daytime highs in Mirissa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

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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): explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and then take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge. On the next day, look for gifts at Ella Gem & Jewelry, stop by Amba Estate, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ella road trip planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Amba Estate
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stroll through Udawalawe National Park.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Udawalawe National Park day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Ella to Udawalawe National Park in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Udawalawe National Park are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks
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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), make a trip to Sigiriya and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dambulla trip planner.

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

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

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