8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka attractions planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Shimla
+3
taxi + train + subway + Fly:  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 + taxi:  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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then stroll through Mirissa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): stroll through Unawatuna Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and then look for gifts at Orchid House.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Galle sightseeing planning site .

Shimla, India to Galle is an approximately 13-hour combination of taxi, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Beruwala.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mirissa, Jungle Beach
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Beruwala

Beruwala ©
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stop by Dara Gems & Jewellery, look for gifts at Ayesha Gems and Jewellers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Beruwala road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Galle to Beruwala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Beruwala can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Beruwala

Shopping Classes Beaches

Side Trips

Ayesha Gems and Jewellers, Bentota Beach
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Dara Gems & Jewellery ©
Dara Gems & Jewellery
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

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.
On the 12th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Raja Museum, contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, and finally make a trip to Kandy view point. On your second day here, stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then make a trip to Royal Palace of Kandy, and finally look for gifts at Kandy City Center.

Planning Kandy trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Beruwala to Kandy by combination of taxi and train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 14th (Wed), buy something for everyone on your list at Arcade Independence Square, then look for gifts at Barefoot, then stop by Stone 'N' String, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct and then stop by Luv SL.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Colombo trip planner .

Getting from Kandy to Colombo by combination of taxi and flight takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. In February in Colombo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Stone 'N' String ©
Stone 'N' String
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct ©
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct
Barefoot ©
Barefoot

Similar Plans

11 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA March, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM EGYPT February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM MALTA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM LEBANON March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM CROATIA March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans