20 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

20 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Galle
— 4 nights
2
Beruwala
— 2 nights
3
Dambulla
— 2 nights
4
Kandy
— 5 nights
5
Colombo
— 5 nights

4
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Get in touch with nature at Mirissa Beach and Jungle Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galle Fort and Dutch Reformed Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mirissa) and Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa). It doesn't end there: stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Galle trip maker website.

Sydney, Australia to Galle is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect Galle to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Beruwala.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Beruwala

Beruwala ©
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): learn something new at Dara Gems & Jewellery, thenlook for gifts at Ayesha Gems and Jewellers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Beruwala Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): stroll through Sea Turtle Protection Association and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Beruwala vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Galle to Beruwala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February in Beruwala, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dambulla.

Things to do in Beruwala

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bentota, Ayesha Gems and Jewellers
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association
Beruwala Beach ©
Beruwala Beach

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 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Sigiriya, thenlook for gifts at Karu Arts & Crafts, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple of Dambulla. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dambulla tour itinerary planning site.

Drive from Beruwala to Dambulla in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

5
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.
Do your shopping at Jayamali Batiks Studio and Mackwoods Tea Centre. Get a sense of the local culture at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Udawattekele Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kandy: Bluefield Tea Gardens (in Nuwara Eliya) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alagalla Mountain Range, and stop by Kandy City Center.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Kandy trip planner.

Getting from Dambulla to Kandy by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya, Royal Botanical Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple and St. Mary's Church. Relax by the water at Negombo Beach and Mount Lavinia Beach. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Pettah, stop by Stone 'N' String, browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, and take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Colombo day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Kandy to Colombo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Negombo
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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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