9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Fly to Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport, Drive to Kalkudah
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Kalkudah
— 1 night
Drive
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Tissamaharama
— 2 nights
Drive
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Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly

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Kalkudah

Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): kick back and relax at Passikudah Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kalkudah trip planning app.

Bengaluru, India to Kalkudah is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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2
nights
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.
On the 26th (Thu), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiri Vehera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Agro Technology Park and then explore the striking landscape of Bundala National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tissamaharama visit planner.

Drive from Kalkudah to Tissamaharama in 6 hours. In December, daytime highs in Tissamaharama are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

2
nights
Udawalawe National Park

One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): meet the residents at Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawalawe National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Transit Home (ETH).

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Udawalawe National Park visit planner.

Traveling by car from Tissamaharama to Udawalawe National Park takes 2 hours. December in Udawalawe National Park sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

3
nights
Unawatuna

Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
You'll get in some beach time at Jungle Beach and Mirissa Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Beruwala Beach and Ahungalla Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Unawatuna: Hikkaduwa (Community Tsunami Museum & Hikkaduwa Beach), Handunugoda Tea Estate (in Ahangama) and Bentota Beach (in Bentota).

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Unawatuna trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Udawalawe National Park to Unawatuna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In December in Unawatuna, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

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.