9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Taxi:  15​h 15​min
1
Kandy
— 1 day
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Galle
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Colombo
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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), look for gifts at Kandy City Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then take an in-depth tour of Raja Museum, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and finally look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy online route planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Kandy is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to India Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mirissa Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Family-friendly places like Jungle Beach and Unawatuna Beach will thrill your kids. Step out of Galle to go to Hikkaduwa and see Hikkaduwa Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: stop by Shoba, take in the exciting artwork at Pilgrims Lounge Chrishtopher Handicraft and Paint Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Conservation Project (Koggala).

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Galle tour builder app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Galle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Hikkaduwa Beach, Jungle Beach, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:
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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.
Head to Stone 'N' String and Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinctfor plenty of shopping. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Negombo Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's more to do: look for gifts at Barefoot and enjoy the sand and surf at Mount Lavinia Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Colombo journey maker tool .

Drive from Galle to Colombo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Colombo are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Parks Outdoors

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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