8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Fly to Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport, Drive to Kandy
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Kandy
— 1 night
Drive
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Dambulla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ella
— 1 night
Drive
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Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly

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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 16th (Sun), explore the activities along Kandy Lake. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Royal Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Galmaduwa temple kandy, then make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items.

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Rennes, France to Kandy is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to India Standard Time is 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

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Kandy Lake ©
Water Body
Kandy Lake
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2
nights
Dambulla

On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Eco Tours, then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then don't miss a visit to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock and then don't miss a visit to Sigiriya Fortress.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dambulla day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Dambulla takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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Sigiriya Fortress ©
Must see
Sigiriya Fortress
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Pidurangala Rock ©
Landmark
Pidurangala Rock
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1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and then indulge your taste buds at Honey Bee Garden.

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Drive from Dambulla to Ella in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daytime highs in Ella are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes
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Honey Bee Garden ©
Must see
Honey Bee Garden
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2
nights
Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
On the 21st (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Borella All Saints Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, stop by Lakarcade, then walk around Galle Face Green, and finally appreciate the history behind Independence Memorial Hall.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Colombo trip itinerary site.

Getting from Ella to Colombo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
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Lakarcade ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Lakarcade
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