8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Beirut
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  13​h 45​min
1
Kandy
— 1 night
train + taxi:  1​h 45​min
2
Beruwala
— Few hours
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Galle
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Beirut

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 27th (Fri): look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then examine the collection at Raja Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and finally stop by Kandy City Center.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kandy journey site .

Beirut, Lebanon to Kandy is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Beruwala.

Things to do in Kandy

Shopping Historic Sites 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 28th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Protection Association and then stop by Dara Gems & Jewellery.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Beruwala road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Kandy to Beruwala takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Galle.

Things to do in Beruwala

Shopping Classes Wildlife

Side Trip

Sea Turtle Protection Association
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Dara Gems & Jewellery ©
Dara Gems & Jewellery
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association

3
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 Jungle Beach and Unawatuna Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Mirissa Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort and look for gifts at Orchid House.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Galle online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Beruwala to Galle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Jungle Beach, Hikkaduwa Beach, Mirissa Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

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 1st (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mount Lavinia Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chabad House. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct and then kick back and relax at Negombo Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Colombo tour planner.

Getting from Galle to Colombo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Colombo, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Mount Lavinia Beach ©
Mount Lavinia Beach
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum

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