8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Fly
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Kandy
— 1 night
Drive
2
Dambulla
— 1 night
Drive
3
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): make a trip to Royal Botanical Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip itinerary tool.

Manama, Bahrain to Kandy is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Manama to Kandy due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

1
night
Dambulla

On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
On the 6th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Temple of Dambulla and then make a trip to Sigiriya Fortress.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dambulla day trip app.

You can drive from Kandy to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

2
nights
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 7th (Mon), look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, then take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, and finally admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Ella road trip planner.

You can drive from Dambulla to Ella in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes · Tours

3
nights
Unawatuna

Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Explore Unawatuna's surroundings by going to Hikkaduwa (Hikkaduwa Beach & Community Tsunami Museum) and Mirissa (Mirissa Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and kick back and relax at Jungle Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Unawatuna road trip planning website.

Drive from Ella to Unawatuna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sri Lanka travel guide

4.1
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.