8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
1
Naula
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kandy
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
3
Mirissa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Beruwala
— 1 night
taxi + train:  1​h 15​min
5
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Doha

1
day
Naula

Naula ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): look for gifts at Karu Arts & Crafts, then explore the fascinating underground world of The Golden Temple, and then step into the grandiose world of Golden Cave Temple.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Naula visit planner.

Doha, Qatar to Naula is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Doha to Naula. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Naula

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Karu Arts & Crafts ©
Karu Arts & Crafts

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then take an in-depth tour of Raja Museum, and finally stop by Kandy City Center.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy route tool .

Drive from Naula to Kandy in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mirissa.

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

1
night
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach and then kick back and relax at Jungle Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Vyanni and then enjoy the sand and surf at Unawatuna Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mirissa journey planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Mirissa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Beruwala.

Things to do in Mirissa

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Beruwala

Beruwala ©
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. On the 30th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach and then stop by Dara Gems & Jewellery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Beruwala online trip maker .

You can drive from Mirissa to Beruwala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Beruwala

Shopping Classes Beaches

Side Trip

Bentota Beach
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Dara Gems & Jewellery ©
Dara Gems & Jewellery
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall, and then stroll through Mount Lavinia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Barefoot, browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, and then stroll through Negombo Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Colombo online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Beruwala to Colombo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. August in Colombo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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