8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka visit planner

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Fly
1
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly
2
Galle
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Ella
— 1 night
Drive
4
Sigiriya
— 3 nights
Taxi to Colombo, Fly to Gauhati

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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 10th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then make a trip to Galmaduwa temple kandy, and finally make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kandy trip maker site.

Guwahati, India to Kandy is an approximately 11-hour flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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2
nights
Galle

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 11th (Sun), kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then make a trip to Parrot Rock Bridge. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Made In Ceylon, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort.

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Fly from Kandy to Galle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. April in Galle sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:

1
night
Ella

The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
On the 13th (Tue), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, then snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ella trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galle to Ella takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:

3
nights
Sigiriya

The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple of Dambulla and then explore the ancient world of Sigiriya Fortress. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sigiriya trip app.

You can drive from Ella to Sigiriya in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Sri Lanka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.