8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Colombo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Mirissa
— 3 nights
car:  5 h 30 min
3
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Colombo trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Colombo is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from New Delhi in August, you will find days in Colombo are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Colombo

Historic Sites
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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

3
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Visit Galle Fort and Unawatuna Devol Devalaya for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex and Indika Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mirissa: Galle (Maritime Archeology Museum & EXOTIC ROOTS) and Unawatuna (Jungle Beach & Sk Swarnakala). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Mirissa Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mirissa trip builder website.

Drive from Colombo to Mirissa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Mirissa

Museums Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Galle, Unawatuna, Indika Art Gallery
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

1
night
Yala National Park

Yala National Park
One of the most popular national parks in the country, Yala National Park boasts a wide variety of animals, and does important work in conserving and growing populations.
For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yala National Park online day trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Mirissa to Yala National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. August in Yala National Park sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. You will leave for Colombo on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Yala National Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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2
nights
Colombo

Colombo ©
Relax by the water at Negombo Beach and Mount Lavinia Beach. Get some historical perspective at St Anthony's Shrine and Kalutara Bodhiya. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colombo: Negombo (DIANA Souvenirs & St. Mary's Church) and Kalutara Beach (in Kalutara). Explore Colombo further: take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum and take in the spiritual surroundings of Seema Malakaya Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Colombo trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Yala National Park to Colombo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Negombo, Kalutara
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Mount Lavinia Beach ©
Mount Lavinia Beach
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach

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