9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka trip planner

Make it your trip
Drive to Memmingen Allgau Airport, Fly to Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport, Drive to Katunayake
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Drive to Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport, Fly to Memmingen Allgau Airport, Drive to Munich



Katunayake, is a suburb of Negombo city in Western Province, Sri Lanka. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Katunayake trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Munich, Germany to Katunayake is an approximately 24-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to India Standard Time (IST) is 4.5 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Munich in March; daily highs in Katunayake reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. You'll set off for Negombo on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Katunayake

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Transportation
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 20:


— 2 nights

Little Rome

Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Dutch Fort, Negombo Fish Market, St. Anne's Church, and other attractions. On the 19th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church and then don't miss a visit to Dutch Fort.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Negombo road trip planning tool.

Negombo is just a stone's throw from Katunayake. In March in Negombo, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Negombo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 21:


— 3 nights
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.
Anuradhapura is known for historic sites, parks, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mihintale, delve into the distant past at Moonstone or Sandakada pahana, don't miss a visit to Isurumuniya Temple, and explore the activities along Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna).

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Anuradhapura online holiday planner.

Take a train from Negombo to Anuradhapura in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll set off for Dambulla on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 24:


— 1 night
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 24th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the ancient world of Sigiriya Fortress. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Gal Vihara and then get to know the fascinating history of Polonnaruwa.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dambulla road trip site.

Traveling by car from Anuradhapura to Dambulla takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 25:

Sri Lanka travel guide

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.