8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Kandy
— 2 nights
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Sigiriya
— 2 nights
3
Ella
— 1 night
4
Galle
— 2 nights

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Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kandy: See Lanka Travels (in Waikkal) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, make a trip to Galmaduwa temple kandy, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Knuckles Forest Reserve.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy road trip app.

Colombo to Kandy is an approximately 1.5-hour combination of taxi and train. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

See Lanka Travels, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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Sigiriya

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 22nd (Tue): make a trip to Pidurangala Rock and then delve into the distant past at Sigiriya. Here are some ideas for day two: get where you need to go with Sri Lanka Tour by Asanka, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dambulla Royal Cave Temple.

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Getting from Kandy to Sigiriya by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites · Transportation · Wildlife

Side Trip

Dambulla
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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Ella

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 24th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, then don't miss a visit to Nine Arches Bridge, and finally savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ella itinerary planning app.

Drive from Sigiriya to Ella in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Galle.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden

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Galle

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get great views at Coconut Tree Hill, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Unawatuna Devol Devalaya.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Galle online holiday maker.

You can drive from Ella to Galle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Unawatuna
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

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