8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Visakhapatnam
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Sigiriya
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
2
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h
3
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
4
Kandy
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Visakhapatnam

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sigiriya driving holiday planner.

Visakhapatnam, India to Sigiriya is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Dhilip De Alwis
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis
Pethikada ©
Pethikada

1
night
Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Udawalawe National Park itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Sigiriya to Udawalawe National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Udawalawe National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks

3
nights
Unawatuna

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.
Relax by the water at Mirissa Beach and Bentota Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Jungle Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore Unawatuna's surroundings by going to Tsunami Photo Museum (in Telwatta) and Saffron Robes (in Hikkaduwa).

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Unawatuna tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Udawalawe National Park to Unawatuna by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Bentota Beach, Saffron Robes, Galle Fort, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asgiriya Maha Viharaya, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kandy travel planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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