8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Galle
— 3 nights
2
Kandy
— 1 night
3
Dambulla
— 1 night
4
Colombo
— 2 nights

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Take a break from the city and head to Mirissa Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galle Fort and Dutch Reformed Church. Explore Galle's surroundings by going to Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa) and Bentota Beach (in Bentota). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Jungle Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Galle trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Galle is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January; daily highs in Galle reach 37°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Mirissa, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, Hikkaduwa Beach, Bentota Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 17th (Thu): explore the activities along Kandy Lake, make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then stroll through Udawattekele Sanctuary.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Galle to Kandy by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Udawattekele Sanctuary ©
Udawattekele Sanctuary

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.
On the 18th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Sigiriya, then catch a live event at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dambulla trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Dambulla takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Sigiriya
Highlights from your plan
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium ©
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium

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 19th (Sat): make a trip to Angurukaramulla Temple and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Negombo Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Galle Face Green, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and then see the interesting displays at Colombo National Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Colombo holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Dambulla to Colombo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. January in Colombo sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Negombo
Highlights from your plan
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum

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