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9th Aug to 15th Aug, 2024Moderate Budget Flight
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Things to do in Sri Lanka in August

Day 1 - Friday 9th, Aug
morning -

Arrive at Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport and take a flight to Kandy

afternoon -

Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens in Peradeniya

evening -

Explore Kandy city center and enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan dinner at Balaji Dosai, Kandy

Day 2 - Saturday 10th, Aug
morning -

Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa)

afternoon -

Explore the Kandy Lake and enjoy a boat ride

evening -

Visit the Kandy View Point and enjoy panoramic views of the city

Day 3 - Sunday 11th, Aug
morning -

Travel to Nuwara Eliya by road and enjoy the scenic views along the way

afternoon -

Visit a tea plantation and factory to learn about the tea making process

evening -

Stroll through the streets of Nuwara Eliya and have dinner at the Grand Indian or Indian Summer

Day 4 - Monday 12th, Aug
morning -

Visit Horton Plains National Park and hike to World's End

afternoon -

Explore Gregory Lake and enjoy family-friendly activities like pedal boating or horse riding

evening -

Visit Victoria Park and have a leisurely walk amidst the beautiful landscapes

Day 5 - Tuesday 13th, Aug
morning -

Travel to Bentota by road and enjoy the coastal drive

afternoon -

Relax on Bentota Beach and indulge in water sports and activities

evening -

Visit the Brief Garden and enjoy a peaceful evening amidst lush greenery

Day 6 - Wednesday 14th, Aug
morning -

Take a boat safari along the Madu River and visit the islands and mangroves

afternoon -

Explore the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery and learn about conservation efforts for sea turtles

evening -

Relax at the Bentota Beach and enjoy a seafood dinner at the Rock Beach Restaurant

Day 7 - Thursday 15th, Aug
morning -

Travel to Colombo by road and enjoy the scenic coastal views

afternoon -

Explore the National Museum of Colombo and learn about the rich history and culture of Sri Lanka

evening -

Take a shopping spree at Odel and enjoy a farewell dinner at Ministry of Crab, Colombo

Weather in Sri Lanka in Invalid date
Avg Temp26°C to 30°C
Chance of Rain30%
Seasondry season

August is a good time to visit Sri Lanka. The weather is generally warm and dry, with average temperatures between 26°C and 30°C. There is a chance of rain, but it is usually brief and infrequent. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

Travel eSims for Sri Lanka

*Travel eSims are a great way to stay connected while travelling. They are easy to set up online, no need to visit a store, and can be used in multiple countries. They are a data saver compared to international roaming and are compatible with most phones.

Things to Carry on your trip to Sri Lanka

Clothing & Apparel

Light cotton clothing -

Sri Lanka is a warm country, so pack light, loose-fitting clothing made of natural fabrics like cotton.

Comfortable walking shoes -

You'll be doing a lot of walking in Sri Lanka, so make sure to pack comfortable shoes.

Rain jacket -

Sri Lanka is known for its tropical climate, so it's always a good idea to pack a light rain jacket.

Hat -

A hat will help to protect you from the sun.

Swimsuit -

If you're planning on spending time at the beach, pack a swimsuit.


Sunscreen -

Sunscreen is essential for protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays.

Insect repellent -

Insect repellent will help to keep mosquitoes and other insects away.

First-aid kit -

A first-aid kit is always a good idea to have on hand in case of any minor injuries.

Travel documents -

Make sure to pack your passport, visa, and other important travel documents.

Money -

Sri Lankan Rupee is the local currency. You can exchange currency at the airport or at banks and exchange bureaus.

Essentials & Must Haves

Phone and charger -

Your phone is an essential tool for staying connected and getting around.

Camera -

A camera is a great way to capture your memories of Sri Lanka.

Guidebook -

A guidebook can be helpful for planning your trip and learning more about Sri Lanka.

Travel insurance -

Travel insurance can provide you with peace of mind in case of any unexpected events.

Good to have

Binoculars -

Binoculars can be useful for birdwatching or wildlife viewing.

Headlamp -

A headlamp can be useful for exploring caves or hiking at night.

Sarong -

A sarong can be used as a beach towel, a cover-up, or a scarf.

Reusable water bottle -

A reusable water bottle will help you to stay hydrated and reduce plastic waste.

Snacks -

Pack some snacks to keep you going throughout the day.


Laptop or tablet -

If you need to stay connected or get some work done, pack your laptop or tablet.

Power bank -

A power bank will help to keep your devices charged.

Universal adapter -

A universal adapter will allow you to plug your devices into different types of outlets.

Headphones -

Headphones will allow you to listen to music or podcasts without disturbing others.

Camera accessories -

If you're bringing a camera, pack any necessary accessories like lenses, filters, and a tripod.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash and credit cards are both widely accepted in Sri Lanka. However, it's always a good idea to have some cash on hand for small purchases.

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