8 days in Bengaluru & Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Bengaluru & Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Bengaluru, India
1
Bengaluru, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
3
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
4
Galle, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Bengaluru, India

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nights
Bengaluru, India

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
ISKCON Temple Bangalore and Dodda Ganapathi Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Phoenix Marketcity and UB City. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum, explore the galleries of Cauvery Handicrafts, browse the different shops at Orion Mall, and wander the streets of Commercial Street.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Bengaluru route maker site.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Kempegowda International Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Bengaluru can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Dodda Ganapathi Temple ©
Dodda Ganapathi Temple
Cauvery Handicrafts ©
Cauvery Handicrafts

1
night
Colombo, Sri Lanka

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 26th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and then browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct.

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Traveling by flight from Bengaluru to Colombo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bengaluru in June since evenings lows in Colombo dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct ©
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct

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Kandy, Sri Lanka

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 27th (Wed): look for gifts at Kandy City Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, examine the collection at Raja Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Ceylon Tea Museum, make a trip to Kandy view point, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy War Cemetery.

For maps and tourist information, use the Kandy road trip site.

You can fly from Colombo to Kandy in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery

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Galle, Sri Lanka

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church, then take in the exciting artwork at Tsunami Photo Museum, then examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Saffron Robes.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Galle attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Galle in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Galle can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Museums Shopping Spas

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa, Tsunami Photo Museum
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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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