8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Beirut
Fly + Taxi:  13 h 45 min
1
Kandy
— 1 night
Train + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
2
Beruwala
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Galle
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Beirut

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then take an in-depth tour of Raja Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and finally stop by Kandy City Center.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy road trip planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Kandy is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Beirut to Kandy is 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Beruwala.

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

few
hours
Beruwala

Beruwala ©
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stroll through Sea Turtle Protection Association and then learn something new at Dara Gems & Jewellery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Beruwala itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Kandy to Beruwala in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In July in Beruwala, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Galle.

Things to do in Beruwala

Classes Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Sea Turtle Protection Association
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Dara Gems & Jewellery ©
Dara Gems & Jewellery
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
You'll get in some beach time at Jungle Beach and Mirissa Beach. For shopping fun, head to Orchid House or Embark. Take a break from Galle with a short trip to Hikkaduwa Beach in Hikkaduwa, about 36 minutes away. It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort and stop by Stick No Bills Poster Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Galle trip itinerary maker tool.

Take a train from Beruwala to Galle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mirissa Beach, Jungle Beach, Hikkaduwa Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mount Lavinia Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chabad of Colombo. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct and then stroll through Negombo Beach.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Colombo online vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Galle to Colombo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Colombo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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