8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Shimla
Fly + Taxi:  12 h 45 min
1
Galle
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Beruwala
— 2 nights
Taxi + Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
4
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Shimla

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach and then stop by Orchid House.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Galle trip planner.

Shimla, India to Galle is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. February in Galle sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Beruwala.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mirissa, Jungle Beach
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Orchid House ©
Orchid House

2
nights
Beruwala

Beruwala ©
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. On the 11th (Sun), learn something new at Dara Gems & Jewellery, stop by Ayesha Gems and Jewellers, and then kick back and relax at Bentota Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Beruwala day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Galle to Beruwala in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. February in Beruwala sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Beruwala

Shopping Classes Beaches

Side Trips

Ayesha Gems and Jewellers, Bentota Beach
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Dara Gems & Jewellery ©
Dara Gems & Jewellery
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Ayesha Gems and Jewellers ©
Ayesha Gems and Jewellers

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 12th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Raja Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanical Gardens, and finally make a trip to Kandy view point. On the next day, stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Kandy, and finally stop by Kandy City Center.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kandy day trip tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Beruwala to Kandy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Jayamali Batiks Studio ©
Jayamali Batiks Studio

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 14th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Arcade Independence Square, then stop by Barefoot, then stop by Stone 'N' String, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct and then stop by Luv SL.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Colombo tour itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Kandy to Colombo in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. February in Colombo sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Historic Sites
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Stone 'N' String ©
Stone 'N' String
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct ©
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct
Barefoot ©
Barefoot

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