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:  6​h 15​min
1
Dambulla
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
3
Kandy
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Golden Cave Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Karu Arts & Crafts, Head underground at The Golden Temple, and then don't miss a visit to Sigiriya World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dambulla itinerary maker.

New Delhi, India to Dambulla is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Dambulla

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Minneriya National Park, Karu Arts & Crafts, Sigiriya
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

3
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Kids will enjoy Mirissa Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. Step out of Unawatuna with an excursion to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Mirissa--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, stroll through Unawatuna Beach, steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, and stop by Stick No Bills Poster Gallery.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Unawatuna travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dambulla to Unawatuna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Galle, Mirissa, Hikkaduwa Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

2
nights
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 1st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Raja Museum, steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Udawattekele Sanctuary. On the next day, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, and then identify plant and animal life at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Unawatuna to Kandy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, 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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