8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Taxi:  22 h 15 min
1
Galle
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Dambulla
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  23 h
End: Toronto

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galle: Mirissa (Dress Palace, Mirissa Beach, &more), Tsunami Photo Museum (in Telwatta) and Hikkaduwa (Hikkaduwa Beach & Community Tsunami Museum). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, and make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Galle sightseeing planner.

Toronto, Canada to Galle is an approximately 22.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Toronto to Galle, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in November, things will get much warmer in Galle: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, Tsunami Photo Museum
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Royal Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Degaldoruwa Temple, stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kandy trip itinerary tool.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

2
nights
Dambulla

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): Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, then don't miss a visit to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, then take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada, and finally make a trip to Sigiriya.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dambulla route planner.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Dambulla takes 2.5 hours. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

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