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
— 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bentota Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Bentota: Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa (in Hikkaduwa) and Sea Turtle Hatchery (in Ambalangoda). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Protection Association, stop by Sunflower Arts and Crafts, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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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. Traveling from New Delhi in October, expect nights in Bentota to be somewhat warmer, around 29°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Kowilawatta Temple, Sea Turtle Hatchery, Kosgoda Turtle Care, Ahungalla Beach
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
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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.
On the 30th (Wed), stop by LAZY.RIDE, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirissa Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, then stroll through Jungle Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Mirissa trip planner .

You can drive from Bentota to Mirissa in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, daytime highs in Mirissa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 1st (Fri), steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Kandy day trip website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Mirissa to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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.
Kick 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 tour the pleasant surroundings at Negombo Beach. Keep things going the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then stroll through Mount Lavinia Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Borella All Saints Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Colombo day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Kandy to Colombo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. November in Colombo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Outdoors 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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