8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Galle
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Kandy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Dambulla
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Get some historical perspective at Galle Fort and Naga Viharaya. Head to Tsunami Photo Museum and Saffron Robesfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Galle: Hikkaduwa (Hikkaduwa Beach & Community Tsunami Museum) and Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery, and stroll through Mihiripenna Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Galle day trip site.

Melbourne, Australia to Galle is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Galle, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Galle: highs are around 37°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Mirissa, Tsunami Photo Museum, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

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.
On the 26th (Wed), explore the activities along Kandy Lake, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, thendon't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, thenlook for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): engage your brain at Natural Gems and Gemmological Museum, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, thenbrowse for treasures at Sriya & Daya Curio Shop, and finally see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Galle to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
On the 28th (Fri), Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, stroll through Dhilip De Alwis, and then delve into the distant past at Sigiriya.

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You can drive from Kandy to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dhilip De Alwis, Sigiriya
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis

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