11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Indore
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Colombo
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Galle
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Beruwala
— Few hours
Taxi + Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Dambulla
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Indore

4
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Negombo Beach and Mount Lavinia Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colombo National Museum and Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple. Take a break from Colombo with a short trip to Dutch Fort in Negombo, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: stop by Stone 'N' String, buy something for everyone on your list at Arcade Independence Square, and appreciate the history behind Independence Memorial Hall.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Colombo holiday planner .

Indore, India to Colombo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In March in Colombo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Galle.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Negombo
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Stone 'N' String ©
Stone 'N' String
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 11th (Sun), look for gifts at Stick No Bills Poster Gallery, stop by Embark, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Unawatuna Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Galle trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Colombo to Galle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Beruwala.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

few
hours
Beruwala

Beruwala ©
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Protection Association and then stop by Dara Gems & Jewellery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Beruwala online tour planner .

Drive from Galle to Beruwala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Beruwala

Classes Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Sea Turtle Protection Association
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Dara Gems & Jewellery ©
Dara Gems & Jewellery
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, then stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, then steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kandy driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Beruwala to Kandy in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

2
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.
On the 15th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Sigiriya World Heritage Site, then stop by Karu Arts & Crafts, and then explore the fascinating underground world of The Golden Temple. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dambulla day trip app .

Traveling by car from Kandy to Dambulla takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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