8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Pune
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Train + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
3
Beruwala
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Galle
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Pune

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 24th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple and then stop by ODEL. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum, stop by Barefoot, and then look for gifts at Stone 'N' String.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Colombo road trip planning app.

Pune, India to Colombo is an approximately 4- hour flight. In February, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Stone 'N' String ©
Stone 'N' String
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio, then don't miss a visit to Galmaduwa temple kandy, then make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kandy vacation planning site.

Traveling by flight from Colombo to Kandy takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Beruwala.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Shopping 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 27th (Tue): look for gifts at Ayesha Gems and Jewellers and then expand your horizons at Dara Gems & Jewellery.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Beruwala vacation 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. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Galle.

Things to do in Beruwala

Shopping Classes

Side Trip

Ayesha Gems and Jewellers
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Dara Gems & Jewellery ©
Dara Gems & Jewellery
Ayesha Gems and Jewellers ©
Ayesha Gems and Jewellers

4
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
We've included these beaches for you: Jungle Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. Head to Orchid House and Stick No Bills Poster Galleryfor some retail therapy. Step out of Galle to go to Mirissa and see Mirissa Beach, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort and look for gifts at Chilli Dragon Spice.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Galle online travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Beruwala to Galle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Galle are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

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

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