8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Fly
1
Kandy
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Mirissa
— 1 night
Drive
3
Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly

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nights
Kandy

Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nelligala International Buddhist Center as well as Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show. Get a sense of the local culture at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Sriya & Daya Curio Shop. Escape the urban bustle at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Kandy Lake. Change things up with a short trip to See Lanka Travels in Waikkal (about 3 hours away). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and see the interesting displays at Ceylon Tea Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kandy trip itinerary website.

Bengaluru, India to Kandy is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

1
night
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then look for gifts at Dress Palace, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Tea House.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mirissa vacation builder site.

Fly from Kandy to Mirissa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Jungle Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. Community Tsunami Museum and Saffron Robes will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hikkaduwa: Unawatuna (Made In Ceylon & Mihiripenna Beach), Galle Fort (in Galle) and Bentota Beach (in Bentota). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Tsunami Photo Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hikkaduwa day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Hikkaduwa takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Hikkaduwa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Colombo.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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 14th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, then stop by Careem Jewellers, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ganeshism Studio Gallery.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Colombo tour app.

Drive from Hikkaduwa to Colombo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Colombo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.