8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin)
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Kandy
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Colombo
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Kochi (Cochin)

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.
Kids will enjoy Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Udawattekele Sanctuary. When in Kandy, make a side trip to see Horton Plains National Park in Ohiya, approximately 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Kandy Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, pause for some serene contemplation at Hindagala Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip builder website .

Kochi (Cochin), India to Kandy is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Peradeniya, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Bentota Beach and Sithulpawwa rock temple. Explore Colombo's surroundings by going to Negombo (LUV SL Negombo & Negombo Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Galle Face Green, meet the residents at National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka, and appreciate the history behind Independence Memorial Hall.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Colombo trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Colombo in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Colombo are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Negombo, Sithulpawwa Rock Temple, Bentota Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Mount Lavinia Beach ©
Mount Lavinia Beach

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