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
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Mirissa
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
4
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Get in touch with nature at Bentota Beach and Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa. You'll get in some beach time at Hikkaduwa Beach and Ahungalla Beach. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for gifts at Sunflower Arts and Crafts, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Hatchery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kowilawatta Temple.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bentota trip planner.

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. When traveling from New Delhi in October, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Bentota: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Kowilawatta Temple, Sea Turtle Hatchery, Kosgoda Turtle Care, Ahungalla Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 30th (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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, then kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mirissa route maker website.

Getting from Bentota to Mirissa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Mirissa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Jungle Beach, Galle Fort
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kandy trip builder site.

Getting from Mirissa to Kandy by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

2
nights
Colombo

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stop by Ceylon Tea Supermarket, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then walk around Galle Face Green, then pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then kick back and relax at Mount Lavinia Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Borella All Saints Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Colombo trip planning app.

You can fly from Kandy to Colombo in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Mount Lavinia Beach ©
Mount Lavinia Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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