9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Colombo
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Beruwala
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Galle
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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 18th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall, stop by Stone 'N' String, and then browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by ODEL, buy something for everyone on your list at Arcade Independence Square, then stop by Barefoot, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Colombo travel planner.

Mumbai (Bombay), India to Colombo is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. While traveling from Mumbai (Bombay), expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Colombo, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Beruwala.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Historic Sites
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Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct ©
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct
Barefoot ©
Barefoot
Stone 'N' String ©
Stone 'N' String

1
night
Beruwala

Beruwala ©
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa, then look for gifts at Western Leather, and then look for gifts at Dara Gems and Jewellery. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Beruwala vacation planner.

You can drive from Colombo to Beruwala in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. October in Beruwala sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Beruwala

Parks Shopping Classes

Side Trips

Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, Bentota Beach, Leather.lk
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Dara Gems & Jewellery ©
Dara Gems & Jewellery

5
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Head to Tsunami Photo Museum and Exotic Rootsfor some retail therapy. Step off the beaten path and head to Handunugoda Tea Estate and Orchid House. Get out of town with these interesting Galle side-trips: Hikkaduwa (Community Tsunami Museum & Tsunami Honganji Vihara). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, stroll through Unawatuna Beach, stop by Cara Jewellers, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Galle online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Beruwala to Galle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Shopping Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa, Tsunami Photo Museum, Handunugoda Tea Estate
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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