8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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1
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
2
Ella
— 1 night
3
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
4
Kandy
— 1 night
5
Colombo
— 1 night

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 4th (Sat): Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, explore the galleries of Pethikada, and then delve into the distant past at Sigiriya. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Vish Wood Carvings, thendon't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, and then stroll through Dhilip De Alwis.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Sigiriya itinerary maker tool.

Doha, Qatar to Sigiriya is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Sigiriya is 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Golden Temple of Dambulla, Dhilip De Alwis
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
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.
On the 6th (Mon), look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, thensnap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and finally admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ella tour builder tool.

You can drive from Sigiriya to Ella in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Ella

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

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nights
Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): make a trip to Tsunami Honganji Vihara, see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum, thenstroll through Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Naga Viharaya, take in the exciting artwork at Saffron Robes, thencontemplate the long history of Galle Fort, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and finally stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hikkaduwa trip planner.

Getting from Ella to Hikkaduwa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Galle Fort
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

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 9th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, thenexamine the collection at World Buddhist Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kandy online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hikkaduwa to Kandy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

1
night
Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, thenstroll around Galle Face Green, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Colombo visit planner.

Getting from Kandy to Colombo by combination of train and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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