9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Galle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ella
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Dambulla
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kandy
— 2 nights
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Galle

— 2 nights
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 20th (Sat), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Mirissa Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Parrot Rock Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Jungle Beach, look for gifts at Antic Gem and Jewellery Collection, and then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Galle day trip website.

Brussels, Belgium to Galle is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Brussels to Galle. Traveling from Brussels in February, things will get much hotter in Galle: highs are around 37°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Ella

— 2 nights
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
On the 22nd (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. On your second day here, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, then snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, and finally admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden.

Planning Ella trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Galle to Ella in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes · Tours

Dambulla

— 2 nights
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Sigiriya Fortress, then make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dambulla Royal Cave Temple, then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dambulla Cave Temple.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dambulla trip planner.

You can drive from Ella to Dambulla in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kandy

— 2 nights
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kandy itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Dambulla to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Sri Lanka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.