9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  9​h 45​min
1
Mirissa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Colombo
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Pinnawala
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 8th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Matara Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Polhena Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mirissa trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Mirissa is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Mirissa

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Matara, Blow Hole Hummanaya, Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa)
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©

1
night
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.
To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Colombo tour website .

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Colombo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Colombo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Pinnawala.

Things to do in Colombo

#Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites
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1
night
Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

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You can take a train from Colombo to Pinnawala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Pinnawala are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Pinnawala

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Millennium Elephant Foundation, Pinnawala Zoo
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Millennium Elephant Foundation ©
Millennium Elephant Foundation
Pinnawala Zoo ©
Pinnawala Zoo

3
nights
Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
Visit Jungle Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Unawatuna Beach and Bentota Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Hikkaduwa side-trips: Kosgoda (Kosgoda Turtle Care & Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project), Madu River (in Balapitiya) and Sea Turtle Protection Association (in Bentota). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, take in the waterfront activity at Hikkaduwa Harbour, and see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum.

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You can drive from Pinnawala to Hikkaduwa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kosgoda, Bentota, Unawatuna, Madu River
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Unawatuna Beach ©
Unawatuna Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

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