8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
2
Kandy
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Galle
— 3 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore

1
night
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 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple and then browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct.

For reviews and tourist information, you can read our Colombo tour planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Colombo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Colombo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in June, expect nights in Colombo to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, around 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Barefoot ©
Barefoot

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then look for gifts at Kandy City Center, and finally stroll the grounds of Commonwealth War Cemetery. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum, contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then examine the collection at Ceylon Tea Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kandy trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Colombo to Kandy in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Commonwealth War Cemetery ©
Commonwealth War Cemetery

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Tsunami Photo Museum and Community Tsunami Museum. For shopping fun, head to Orchid House or Embark. Change things up with these side-trips from Galle: Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Speed Boats Tours). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, look for gifts at Shoba, see the interesting displays at Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex, and pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Galle vacation planner.

Drive from Kandy to Galle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Galle

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mirissa Beach, Community Tsunami Museum, Tsunami Photo Museum, Spas & Wellness
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Dutch Reformed Church ©
Dutch Reformed Church
Community Tsunami Museum ©
Community Tsunami Museum

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