8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Pune
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
2
Kandy
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h
3
Galle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Bentota
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Pune

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 25th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Colombo travel route builder site.

Pune, India to Colombo is an approximately 4- hour flight. August in Colombo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
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Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo 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.
Get outdoors at Royal Botanical Gardens and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Get a sense of the local culture at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Kandy Brasswear Village. Change things up with a short trip to Elephant Freedom Project in Kegalle (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake and stroll through Knuckles Forest Reserve.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kandy trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Colombo to Kandy takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Knuckles Forest Reserve, Elephant Freedom Project, Royal Botanical Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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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

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 30th (Fri), examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, then explore the galleries of Tsunami Photo Museum, then kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Galle planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Galle in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In August in Galle, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Bentota.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, Jungle Beach, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

1
night
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): browse the exhibits of Sri Vijayarama Viharaya, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Protection Association, then admire the masterpieces at Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum, and finally stroll through Bentota Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bentota trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Galle to Bentota in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August in Bentota, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum, Sri Vijayarama Viharaya
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association
Sri Vijayarama Viharaya ©
Sri Vijayarama Viharaya

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