9 days in Bengaluru & Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Bengaluru & Sri Lanka Itinerary

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9 days in Bengaluru & Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
1
Bengaluru, India
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h
2
Galle, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h
3
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Dambulla, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Ella, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru, India

2
nights
Bengaluru, India

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Bengaluru is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, and walk around Cubbon Park.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bengaluru trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Kempegowda International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Bengaluru are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

1
night
Galle, Sri Lanka

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, stroll through Jungle Beach, then look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery, and finally steep yourself in history at Galle Fort.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Galle day trip app .

You can fly from Bengaluru to Galle in 5 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 30°C in Galle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Unawatuna
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

1
night
Kandy, Sri Lanka

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 1st (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kandy trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Galle to Kandy in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

1
night
Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, don't miss a visit to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Dambulla trip planner .

You can drive from Kandy to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs ©
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs

2
nights
Ella, Sri Lanka

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and then take in the views from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): look for gifts at Ella Gem & Jewelry, relax in the rural setting at Amba Estate, then admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ella travel planner.

Getting from Dambulla to Ella by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes

Side Trip

Amba Estate
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

1
night
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
On the 5th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Kathiresan Temple, stroll around Galle Face Green, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and finally get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Colombo trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ella to Colombo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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