8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Taxi:  8 h
1
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3 h
2
Tissamaharama
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1 h
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1 h
4
Galle
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruwanwelisaya, and then make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Ritigala Forest Monastery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isurumuniya Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Anuradhapura trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Anuradhapura is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Ritigala Forest Monastery ©
Ritigala Forest Monastery
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba

1
night
Tissamaharama

Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tissamaharama trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Anuradhapura to Tissamaharama by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris

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 11th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, then look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kandy sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Tissamaharama to Kandy in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Shopping

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
Jayamali Batiks Studio ©
Jayamali Batiks Studio

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Tsunami Photo Museum and Saffron Robes. Do some cultural sightseeing at Galle Fort and Community Tsunami Museum. Explore Galle's surroundings by going to Bentota Beach (in Bentota), Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa) and Ahungalla Beach (in Ahungalla). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, look for gifts at Cara Jewellers, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Farm.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Galle trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Kandy to Galle by combination of flight and taxi takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In March in Galle, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Jungle Beach, Ahungalla Beach, Bentota Beach, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara ©
Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara

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