11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  7​h
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
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Dambulla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Negombo Beach and Mount Lavinia Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colombo National Museum and Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Stone 'N' String, tour the pleasant surroundings at Galle Face Green, buy something for everyone on your list at Arcade Independence Square, and pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Colombo trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Colombo is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi in March, Colombo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Galle.

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 ©

2
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 24th (Sat): look for gifts at Orchid House, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Unawatuna Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Galle itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Colombo to Galle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Beruwala.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

few
hours
Beruwala

Beruwala ©
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. On the 26th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Protection Association and then look for gifts at Dara Gems & Jewellery.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Beruwala trip planner .

Getting from Galle to Beruwala by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. March in Beruwala sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Beruwala

Shopping Classes Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): stop by Kandy City Center, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Raja Museum, don't miss a visit to Royal Palace of Kandy, and then identify plant and animal life at Udawattekele Sanctuary.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kandy sightseeing planner .

Getting from Beruwala to Kandy by combination of taxi and train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dambulla itinerary tool .

Drive from Kandy to Dambulla in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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