9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
1
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Tissamaharama
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Anuradhapura
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Jaffna
— 1 night
train + taxi:  4​h 15​min
6
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kowilawatta Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ahungalla Beach, and finally examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Unawatuna planner .

Bengaluru, India to Unawatuna is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. In December, Unawatuna is a bit warmer than Bengaluru - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Galle, Bentota Beach, Ahungalla Beach, Kowilawatta Temple, Community Tsunami Museum
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dutch Reformed Church ©
Dutch Reformed Church
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

1
night
Tissamaharama

Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do and more tourist information, use the Tissamaharama trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Tissamaharama takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy online sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Tissamaharama to Kandy in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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night
Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
On the 29th (Sun), make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, then admire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Anuradhapura trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Kandy to Anuradhapura in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Jaffna.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba

1
night
Jaffna

Jaffna ©
A center of Tamil culture, the city of Jaffna remains in the process of rebuilding after suffering greatly during the civil war.
On the 30th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nagadipa Purana Vihara and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nallur Kovil.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jaffna trip planner .

Drive from Anuradhapura to Jaffna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Jaffna

Historic Sites
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Nallur Kovil ©
Nallur Kovil
Nagadipa Purana Vihara ©
Nagadipa Purana Vihara

2
nights
Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
On the 31st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple of Dambulla, make a trip to Dambulla Cave Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ederagala Wana Senasuna. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock and then delve into the distant past at Sigiriya.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sigiriya holiday builder .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Jaffna to Sigiriya takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dambulla, Dambulla Cave Temple
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Ederagala Wana Senasuna ©
Ederagala Wana Senasuna

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