8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Mirissa
— 1 night
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Ella
— 1 night
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Arugam Bay
— 2 nights
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Sigiriya
— 2 nights
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Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 2nd (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mirissa trip itinerary maker app.

Colombo to Mirissa is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In May in Mirissa, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

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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.
On the 3rd (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, don't miss a visit to Nine Arches Bridge, and then admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Ella online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mirissa to Ella in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Ella sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Nature · Parks

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Arugam Bay

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Muhudu Maha Vihara, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then explore the activities along Arugam Bay, and finally explore the activities along Pottuvil Lagoon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Rice & Carry Bags Shop, then get outside with Whisky Point, Sri Lanka, and then explore the ancient world of Sangamankandy Pilliyar Kovil.

Plan trip to Arugam Bay with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Ella to Arugam Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors · Shopping · Nature · Parks

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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.
On the 6th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Pethikada, delve into the distant past at Sigiriya Fortress, then make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at sigiri art gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Sigiriya Museum, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ederagala Wana Senasuna.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Arugam Bay to Sigiriya takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Sri Lanka travel guide

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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.