8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Colombo day trip planning website .

Pune, India to Colombo is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
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Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
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.
Visiting Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Elephant Freedom Project will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Kandy Brasswear Village. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Knuckles Forest Reserve, and explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip builder app .

You can fly from Colombo to Kandy in an hour. Other options are to 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

Elephant Freedom Project, Royal Botanical Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Knuckles Forest Reserve
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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), see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Tsunami Photo Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll through Mirissa Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Galle trip planner .

Getting from Kandy to Galle by combination of flight and taxi takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Galle can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Mirissa, Jungle Beach, Tsunami Photo Museum, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
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.
On the 1st (Sun), see the interesting displays at Sri Vijayarama Viharaya, look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Protection Association, then see the interesting displays at Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bentota holiday 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Beaches Museums

Side Trips

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

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