9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Galle
— 2 nights
2
Kandy
— 1 night
3
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
4
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
5
Tissamaharama
— 2 nights

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ahungalla Beach and Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara. Visiting Jungle Beach and Bentota Beach will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Galle to Hikkaduwa to see Community Tsunami Museum about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Made In Ceylon, and steep yourself in history at Galle Fort.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Galle trip planner.

Chennai, India to Galle is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Chennai in July: highs in Galle hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Bentota Beach, Ahungalla Beach, Community Tsunami Museum
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Spas

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 2nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kandy journey app.

You can fly from Galle to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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
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 3rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, then admire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Ritigala Forest Monastery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isurumuniya Temple.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Anuradhapura journey maker website.

Getting from Kandy to Anuradhapura by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Ritigala Forest Monastery ©
Ritigala Forest Monastery
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba

1
night
Udawalawe National Park

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 5th (Wed): stroll through Elephant Transit Home (ETH) and then explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Udawalawe National Park route builder site.

Getting from Anuradhapura to Udawalawe National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. August in Udawalawe National Park sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)

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 6th (Thu), experience rural life at Agro Technology Park and then explore the striking landscape of Bundala National Park. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tissamaharama itinerary planner.

Drive from Udawalawe National Park to Tissamaharama in 2 hours. In August in Tissamaharama, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bundala National Park, Agro Technology Park
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Safaris
Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park

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