9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Galle
— 2 nights
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Kandy
— 2 nights
3
Ella
— 2 nights
4
Colombo
— 2 nights

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Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Explore Galle's surroundings by going to Bentota Beach (in Bentota) and Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Galle sightseeing planner.

Bengaluru, India to Galle is an approximately 7-hour flight. In December, Galle is a bit warmer than Bengaluru - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Bentota Beach, Hikkaduwa Beach
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach

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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 27th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and finally don't miss a visit to Kandy view point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, and then pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kandy itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Galle to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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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 29th (Sun): snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and then admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Ella Gem & Jewelry, take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, then indulge your taste buds at Honey Bee Garden, and finally look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ella trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Kandy to Ella in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Colombo.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

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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 31st (Tue): kick back and relax at Negombo Beach, get engrossed in the history at The Bandaranaike Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and finally walk around Galle Face Green. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Ganeshism Studio Gallery, and then don't miss a visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Colombo tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Ella to Colombo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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