8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Jaipur
Fly + Taxi:  10 h 15 min
1
Galle
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Beruwala
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h
3
Dambulla
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
5
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Jaipur

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, look for gifts at Orchid House, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Galle travel planning website.

Jaipur, India to Galle is an approximately 7- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Jaipur in April, you will find days in Galle are little chillier (39°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Beruwala.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Beruwala

Beruwala ©
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Protection Association, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, and finally learn something new at Dara Gems & Jewellery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Beruwala holiday planner.

You can take a train from Galle to Beruwala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Beruwala

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Bentota, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association

1
night
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 14th (Sat): look for gifts at Lanka Silks and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Dambulla trip builder app.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Beruwala to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Lanka Silks
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Lanka Silks ©
Lanka Silks

1
night
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
On the 15th (Sun), stop by Kandy City Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, see the interesting displays at National Museum Kandy, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kandy tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dambulla to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Shopping Historic Sites Nature
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Jayamali Batiks Studio ©
Jayamali Batiks Studio

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Arcade Independence Square, then look for gifts at Barefoot, and finally stop by Stone 'N' String. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, and then stroll through Negombo Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Colombo road trip tool.

You can fly from Kandy to Colombo in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Colombo are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
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Stone 'N' String ©
Stone 'N' String
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach

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