12 days in Galle District & Kandy Itinerary

12 days in Galle District & Kandy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Galle
— 2 nights
2
Hikkaduwa
— 6 nights
3
Kandy
— 3 nights

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 1st (Mon), stroll through Jungle Beach, thenlook for gifts at The Nest Coffee 'n' Shop, and then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, make a trip to Parrot Rock Bridge, thenget up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally stroll through Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery.

For reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Galle tour itinerary app.

Colombo to Galle is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In June in Galle, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Jungle Beach, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

6
nights
Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
Get out of town with these interesting Hikkaduwa side-trips: Bentota (Bentota Beach, Sea Turtle Protection Association, &more), Balapitiya (Madugnga Lake & Kowilawatta Temple) and Kosgoda (Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, Kosgoda Turtle Care, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach, walk around Galle Face Green, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hikkaduwa online visit planner.

You can drive from Galle to Hikkaduwa in an hour. June in Hikkaduwa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Colombo, Bentota, Kosgoda, Balapitiya, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get around town with Transportation, thenexplore the activities along Kandy Lake, thenlook for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally don't miss a visit to Royal Palace of Kandy. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Kandy view point, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, thenexamine the collection at World Buddhist Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Hikkaduwa to Kandy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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