11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Galle
— 3 nights
2
Kandy
— 3 nights
3
Dambulla
— 1 day
4
Colombo
— 4 nights

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): kick back and relax at Jungle Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Mirissa Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Galle sightseeing planner.

Chennai, India to Galle is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Chennai in April, expect nights in Galle to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Beaches Shopping

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Head to Jayamali Batiks Studio and Kandy City Centerfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Royal Botanical Gardens and Kandy Lake. Explore Kandy's surroundings by going to National Railway Museum (in Kadugannawa), Victoria Golf & Country Resort (in Rajawella) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Kandy, and take an in-depth tour of Raja Museum.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Galle to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

National Railway Museum, Victoria Golf & Country Resort, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

1
day
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 26th (Thu), look for gifts at Lanka Silks and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dambulla online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Dambulla takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Dambulla

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lanka Silks
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Lanka Silks ©
Lanka Silks

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.
Shop till you drop at Stone 'N' String and Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple and Colombo National Museum. Step out of Colombo with an excursion to Negombo Beach in Negombo--about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: walk around Galle Face Green, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Lavinia Beach, look for gifts at Laksala, and buy something for everyone on your list at Arcade Independence Square.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Colombo road trip app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Dambulla to Colombo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Colombo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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