11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly + Drive:  16 h 45 min
1
Beruwala
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Galle
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Negombo
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
4
Dambulla
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Kandy
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Perth

2
nights
Beruwala

Beruwala ©
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. On the 6th (Sat), stop by Dara Gems and Jewellery, kick back and relax at Bentota Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Beruwala trip planner

Perth, Australia to Beruwala is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Perth to Beruwala. Traveling from Perth in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Beruwala, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Beruwala

Classes Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Bentota Beach
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Dara Gems & Jewellery ©
Dara Gems & Jewellery
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Head to Exotic Roots and Stick No Bills Poster Galleryfor plenty of shopping. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mirissa Beach and Unawatuna Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Mirissa (about 52 minutes away). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, stop by Orchid House, and contemplate the long history of Galle Fort.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Galle holiday planner

You can drive from Beruwala to Galle in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Negombo.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mirissa, Jungle Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

2
nights
Negombo

Negombo ©
Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then stop by Stone 'N' String, and then browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Negombo Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Negombo trip itinerary planning tool

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Galle to Negombo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Negombo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Fri) before leaving for Dambulla.

Things to do in Negombo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Colombo
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
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 12th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Golden Cave Temple and then explore the fascinating underground world of The Golden Temple.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dambulla trip planner

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Negombo to Dambulla in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla

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.
On the 13th (Sat), explore the activities along Kandy Lake, get engrossed in the history at Raja Museum, then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio, and finally stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Udawattekele Sanctuary and then play a few rounds at Victoria Golf & Country Resort.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kandy online trip itinerary planner

Traveling by car from Dambulla to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Victoria Golf & Country Resort
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Udawattekele Sanctuary ©
Udawattekele Sanctuary

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