8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Colombo
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Galle
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Beruwala
— 1 night
taxi + train:  1​h 45​min
4
Kandy
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Beirut

1
day
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.
To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Colombo tour planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Colombo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November in Colombo, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Galle.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping
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Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct ©
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct
Independence Memorial Hall ©
Independence Memorial Hall

1
night
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 20th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Galle trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Colombo to Galle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Beruwala.

Things to do in Galle

Shopping Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Jungle Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
EXOTIC ROOTS ©
EXOTIC ROOTS

1
night
Beruwala

Beruwala
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Beruwala trip generator.

You can drive from Galle to Beruwala in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Beruwala can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. You'll set off for Kandy on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Beruwala

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Horton Plains National Park and Kandy Lake. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Jayamali Batiks Studio and Kandy City Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Kandy: Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Centre (in Nuwara Eliya), Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and National Railway Museum (in Kadugannawa). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, look for gifts at Gamage Stores, examine the collection at Kandy Brasswear Village, and don't miss a visit to Kandy view point.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandy custom trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Beruwala to Kandy takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Mackwoods Tea Centre, National Railway Museum
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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