8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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1
Colombo
— 2 nights
2
Beruwala
— 1 night
3
Mirissa
— 2 nights
4
Kandy
— 1 night
5
Dambulla
— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at The Exotic, thenstop by Barefoot, thenstop by Stone 'N' String, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Colombo day trip site.

New Delhi, India to Colombo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi in January, expect Colombo to be much warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Beruwala.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
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Stone 'N' String ©
Stone 'N' String
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach

1
night
Beruwala

Beruwala ©
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. On the 8th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bentota Beach, thenlearn and have fun at Dara Gems & Jewellery, and then stop by Sriyan Jewellers.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Beruwala online tour planner.

You can drive from Colombo to Beruwala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. January in Beruwala sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Beruwala

Shopping Classes Outdoors

Side Trip

Bentota Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Dara Gems & Jewellery ©
Dara Gems & Jewellery

2
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, thenlook for gifts at Embark, and then stop by Stick No Bills Poster Gallery.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mirissa vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Beruwala to Mirissa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Mirissa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Galle, Jungle Beach, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Raja Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, thenstop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, and finally stop by Kandy City Center.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Mirissa to Kandy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Shopping Historic Sites 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

1
night
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Sigiriya and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dambulla trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Dambulla takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla

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