8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Colombo
train:  1​h 45​min
1
Galle
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Kandy
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
End: Colombo

4
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mirissa Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. Bring the kids along to Jungle Beach and Bentota Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Galle side-trips: Kowilawatta Temple (in Balapitiya) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mirissa). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, enjoy the sand and surf at Unawatuna Beach, stop by WAFA Jems & Jewelleries, and don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Galle trip builder tool .

Colombo to Galle is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Mirissa, Kowilawatta Temple, Bentota Beach, Hikkaduwa Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle 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.
Get some historical perspective at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Royal Palace of Kandy. Attractions like Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Udawattekele Sanctuary make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kandy: Horton Plains National Park (in Ohiya) and Millennium Elephant Foundation (in Kegalle). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Kandy Lake, get engrossed in the history at Raja Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Bogambara Prison.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kandy road trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Galle to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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