8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
2
Ella
— 1 night
3
Arugam Bay
— 1 night
4
Kandy
— 1 night
5
Galle
— 2 nights

2
nights
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 27th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, thenmake a trip to Pidurangala Rock, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sath Paththini Devalaya, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Temple of Dambulla, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dambulla Royal Cave Temple, and finally indulge your taste buds at Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre.

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New Delhi, India to Sigiriya is an approximately 8-hour flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dambulla, Dhilip De Alwis
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, thenlook for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and finally admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ella day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Sigiriya to Ella takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daily temperatures in Ella can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden

1
night
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the activities along Arugam Bay, delve into the distant past at Sangamankandy Pilliyar Kovil, visit a coastal fixture at Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Pottuvil Lagoon, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Arugam Bay vacation tool.

Getting from Ella to Arugam Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Spas
Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay

1
night
Kandy

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 31st (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, thenlook for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kandy trip planner.

Drive from Arugam Bay to Kandy in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Galle

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, thenmake a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Unawatuna Devol Devalaya, and finally look for gifts at Made In Ceylon. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Parrot Rock Bridge, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll through Mirissa Beach.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Galle trip planner.

Fly from Kandy to Galle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

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