9-Days Sri Lanka Travel Guide for Your Summer Holiday

9-Days Sri Lanka Travel Guide for Your Summer Holiday

This 9-Days Sri Lanka Travel guide is something that will explain to you exactly why this place has to have a special place in the list of travel destinations. The unique thing to note about this place is that it has something for all types of travelers. This 9-days Sri Lanka travel guide has been designed for your summer holiday. You will get to visit the beautiful beaches and make some memories during the scorching hot months. Read More

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This 9-Days Sri Lanka travel guide will be taking you not only through Sri Lanka’s cultural cities but also through the hills of the country, making it your perfect Summer holiday. You will be taken into the heart of Sri Lanka, beyond the crowd. The unique thing to note about this place is that it has something for all types of travelers. This 9-days Sri Lanka travel guide has been designed for your summer holiday. You will get to visit the beautiful beaches and make some memories during the scorching hot months.

 

Trip at a Glance

Day 1: Negombo - Welcome to Sri Lanka

Day 2: Negombo – Sigiriya

Day 3: Sigiriya to Dambulla

Day 4: Sigiriya to Trincomalee

Day 5: Trincomalee 

Day 6: Trincomalee

Day 7: Trincomalee to Kandy

Day 8: Kandy – Colombo

Day 9: Colombo - Last Day

 

Trip Highlight

  • Sri Lanka is that perfectly beautiful location, where you will get to experience numerous aspects of your perfect travel destinations.

  • Enjoy a peaceful journey at Negombo.

  • Exploring the cultural side of the country.

  • The first destination today will be the Pigeon Island National Park and its name has come from the Rock Pigeon - Enjoy it!

  • According to this comprehensively designed Sri Lanka travel guide, you will be preparing to leave behind the beach life and move towards the hill life of Kandy. B

 

Best Places to Visit in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sigiriya, Negombo, Trincomalee, Kandy

 

DETAILED ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Negombo - Welcome to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is that perfectly beautiful location, where you will get to experience numerous aspects of your perfect travel destinations. From the wonderful culture to the beautiful beaches, and the wonderous nature, there is nothing that you will not like about the place. On the first day of your trip, according to this Sri Lanka travel guide, you will be landing at Colombo airport. Here, you will be greeted by your personal guide and he will be taking you to Negombo. The city is just at 20 minutes driving distance from the airport. On the way, you will be catching up with some really wonderful beach locations and everything.

Negombo is the perfect location to start off with your trip to Sri Lanka. After you reach your hotel room, you can catch up with some rest and then in the evening, you can go out to take a tour of the city. Also, you can visit the great Buddhist temple and the Catholic church.


Day 2: Negombo – Sigiriya

Till your first day is over in Sri Lank, you must be a little acquainted with the atmosphere of the place. And, till this time you must be ready to wander through Sri Lanka’s ancient landscape. Our Sri Lanka Travel Guide recommends you to start the second day of your trip by enjoying your perfect breakfast and a hot cup of special tea of Sri Lanka.

In the afternoon, you will be venturing out to make your perfect excursion of Sigiriya. Just start by climbing through the Sigiriya Rock Fortress which belongs to the 5th century and is a UNESCO world heritage site. It was between 477-495 AD that this fortress is built by King Kashyapa. Then you can visit the 'Heavenly Maidens', which is one of the famous frescoes of Sigiriya.

 

Day 3: Sigiriya to Dambulla

Your third day in Sri Lanka is going to be a blast when you will be moving to a rock temple from a rock fortress. And, this is definitely going to be another day exploring the cultural side of the country. You will be starting a little earlier and after having breakfast and everything you will be transferred to Dambulla. This place is at a driving distance of an hour. Here, you will get to see one of the most stunning cave temples of Sri Lanka called Dambulla Rock Temple. This rock temple was built in the in the 1st century B.C by King Walagambahu. And it holds around 2000 sq. meters of ceilings and painted walls. These paintings have the largest painting areas all through the world. You will get to see here around 150 Buddha images and there’s also a giant Buddha statue that’s worth seeing.

After lunch, you will be visiting the Minneriya National Park. At the park, you will see evergreen scrub areas and forest and a variety of leopards, deer, and elephants. Minneriya Tank which was built in the 3rd century is one of the best features of the park. During the dry season, you will love to see elephants and flock of birds taking bath here.

 

Day 4: Sigiriya to Trincomalee

This is the fourth day of your Sri Lanka travel experience and you will be moving towards Trincomalee from Sigiriya. After you are done with breakfast and everything, its time to make your way towards Trincomalee. This place is specifically known for its natural harbors which are well located in the bay of Trincomalee. It is believed to be one of the best harbors around the world. Uppuveli and Nilaveli are one of the best beaches of Sri Lanka and are small fishing beaches located in the Northern sides of Sri Lanka. You will also get to see here the Koneswaram temple which celebrates the sacred existence of Lord Shiva. Also, there’s this town market where you will get to experience the life of fishermen.

Day 5: Trincomalee

On the fifth day of your trip to Sri Lanka, you will be served with breakfast in a peaceful surrounding. The first destination today will be the Pigeon Island National Park and its name has come from the Rock Pigeon. You will get to see here some of the best coral reefs of Sri Lanka. This park is one of the two best marine parks of Sri Lanka. the Pigeon Island National Park is located at a distance of 1 km from the Nilaveli coast. In the beginning, this island was designed as a sanctuary which was then transformed into a National Park.

Day 6: Trincomalee

This day has been kept reserved just to make you feel relaxed and keep you away from any type of stress. You can explore the places in the vicinity of your hotel on your foot. You can also try out some in-house activities like cooking, and anything else that the resort has to offer.

 

Day 7: Trincomalee to Kandy

According to this comprehensively designed Sri Lanka travel guide, you will be preparing to leave behind the beach life and move towards the hill life of Kandy. But, before that, you must enjoy a Sri Lanka style breakfast. And, on your way, you can visit the pice Garden in Matale. Once you arrive in Kandy, take some time to relax so that you could make your way for the tour of the city in the afternoon. Kandy is a well known UNESCO listed sites and many of the traditions, folklore, and legends have still been kept alive here. It’s a great idea to walk around the Kandy Lake which was built by the last Sinhala king in 1798. This is actually a tranquil place lying in the heart of the country.

 

Day 8: Kandy – Colombo

After you have enjoyed being in the hill country, it’s time to move out to see the most lively city of Sri Lanka, Colombo. After, breakfast and everything venture-out to see the beautiful city of Colombo. There are a number of tranquil parks in the vicinity of your home and you catch up one of them near your hotel to wander around. And, find a restaurant to enjoy your lunch here. And, there are trained blind professionals who will give you the most perfect massage that will definitely make you feel relaxed.

 

Day 9: Colombo - Last Day

This is the end of this Sri Lanka travel guide! This 9-Days itinerary must have been very helpful with its helpful Sri Lanka Travel Tips. Just Enjoy all of it and make the most of your Sri Lanka Summer Holiday.

 

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