8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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
Drive + 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.
On the 24th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple and then stop by ODEL. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, then stop by Barefoot, and then look for gifts at Stone 'N' String.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Colombo trip planner .

Pune, India to Colombo is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. In February, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time 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 ©
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, don't miss a visit to Galmaduwa temple kandy, then steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Colombo to Kandy in 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 Parks
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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): stop by Ayesha Gems and Jewellers and then look for gifts at Dara Gems & Jewellery.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Beruwala trip planner .

Getting from Kandy to Beruwala by combination of train and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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

4
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Shop till you drop at Orchid House and Chilli Dragon Spice. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mirissa Beach and Unawatuna Beach. Step out of Galle to go to Hikkaduwa and see Hikkaduwa Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, and look for gifts at Stick No Bills Poster Gallery.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Galle online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Beruwala to Galle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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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