9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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1
Kandy
— 1 day
2
Galle
— 3 nights
3
Colombo
— 3 nights

1
day
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
On the 20th (Sat), stop by Kandy City Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, take an in-depth tour of Raja Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and finally stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kandy day trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Kandy is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Kandy is minus 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Jayamali Batiks Studio ©
Jayamali Batiks Studio

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Mirissa Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Head to Orchid House and Shobafor some retail therapy. When in Galle, make a side trip to see Hikkaduwa Beach in Hikkaduwa, approximately Hikkaduwa away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, stroll through Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, and look for gifts at Embark.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Galle trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kandy to Galle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, Hikkaduwa Beach, Jungle Beach
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Negombo Beach and Mount Lavinia Beach. Do your shopping at Stone 'N' String and Laksala. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Barefoot and buy something for everyone on your list at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Colombo travel planner.

You can drive from Galle to Colombo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
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Stone 'N' String ©
Stone 'N' String
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Mount Lavinia Beach ©
Mount Lavinia Beach

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