8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly + Taxi:  10 h
1
Kandy
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h
2
Galle
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h
End: Jaipur

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get curious at Natural Gems and Gemmological Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy War Cemetery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Knuckles Mountain Range, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Muthumariamman Temple.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kandy online tour planner .

Jaipur, India to Kandy is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Matale
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Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Natural Gems and Gemmological Museum ©
Natural Gems and Gemmological Museum
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery

5
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Narigama Beach and Ahungalla Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mihiripenna Beach and Nandana Tea Factory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galle: Handunugoda Tea Estate (in Ahangama), Sea Turtle Hatchery (in Ambalangoda) and Community Tsunami Museum (in Hikkaduwa). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Beruwala Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ahungalla Sea Turtles Conservation And Research Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Unawatuna Devol Devalaya, and stop by Cara Jewellers.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Galle trip maker app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Galle in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Ahungalla, Unawatuna, Sea Turtle Hatchery, Beruwala Beach
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Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach

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