8 days in Mumbai & Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Mumbai & Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Mumbai & Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
1
Mumbai, India
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  9​h
2
Ella, Sri Lanka
— 1 day
3
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h
4
Galle, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
5
Negombo, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
End: Mumbai, India

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night
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 13th (Thu), hunt for treasures at Crawford Market, then steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and then cruise along Marine Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Nariman Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Chowpatty Beach, then take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, then enjoy the sand and surf at Juhu Beach, and finally look for gifts at Kulture Shop.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mumbai sightseeing tool .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. In June, daytime highs in Mumbai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Ella.

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Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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Ella, Sri Lanka

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak.

Discover how to plan a Ella trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Mumbai to Ella in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

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Kandy, Sri Lanka

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 16th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Kandy, stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asgiriya Maha Viharaya, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Sriya & Daya Curio Shop, and finally don't miss a visit to Royal Botanical Gardens. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum, steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Commonwealth War Cemetery.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip planning website .

Getting from Ella to Kandy by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Galle.

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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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Galle, Sri Lanka

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 18th (Tue), stop by Embark, view the masterpieces at EXOTIC ROOTS, then kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, and finally stroll through Mirissa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Hikkaduwa Beach, then browse the exhibits of Tsunami Photo Museum, and then kick back and relax at Narigama Beach.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Galle tour builder tool .

Getting from Kandy to Galle by combination of taxi and flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Galle are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Negombo.

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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
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Hikkaduwa Beach

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Negombo, Sri Lanka

Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Negombo Fish Market, stop by Selyn, then enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Negombo travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Galle to Negombo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. In June, daily temperatures in Negombo can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Selyn ©
Selyn

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