12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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12 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Miami
+3
bus + Fly + foot + bus:  30​h
1
Kandy
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  1​h 45​min
2
Beruwala
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Galle
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Miami

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Kandy Lake. Head to Jayamali Batiks Studio and Kandy City Centerfor some retail therapy. Change things up with a short trip to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Kandy, make a trip to Kandy view point, and pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kandy online itinerary creator.

Miami, USA to Kandy is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Miami to Kandy. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Beruwala.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, 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
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

2
nights
Beruwala

Beruwala ©
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. On the 22nd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, kick back and relax at Bentota Beach, and then look for gifts at Dara Gems and Jewellery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Beruwala vacation builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Beruwala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Beruwala are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Galle.

Things to do in Beruwala

Shopping Classes Parks

Side Trips

Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Bentota Beach
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Dara Gems & Jewellery ©
Dara Gems & Jewellery
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

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nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Shop till you drop at Exotic Roots and Stick No Bills Poster Gallery. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Jungle Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. Take a break from Galle with a short trip to Mirissa Beach in Mirissa, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Unawatuna Beach, stop by Orchid House, and steep yourself in history at Galle Fort.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Galle travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Beruwala to Galle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mirissa Beach, Hikkaduwa Beach, Jungle Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

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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.
On the 26th (Sun), browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Negombo Beach. Keep things going the next day: stop by Stone 'N' String, then look for gifts at Barefoot, then browse the different shops at Arcade Independence Square, and finally appreciate the history behind Independence Memorial Hall.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Colombo travel planner.

You can drive from Galle to Colombo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in November, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
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Stone 'N' String ©
Stone 'N' String
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum

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