8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  19​h
1
Galle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Tissamaharama
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h
3
Anuradhapura
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Dutch Reformed Church and Community Tsunami Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Beruwala Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Go for a jaunt from Galle to Ahungalla to see Ahungalla Beach about 1h 05 min away. There's more to do: stroll through Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery.

To see where to stay and tourist information, go to the Galle driving holiday planning website .

Amsterdam, Holland to Galle is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Galle, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in December; daily highs in Galle reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Ahungalla Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery, Community Tsunami Museum, Beruwala Beach
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Dutch Reformed Church ©
Dutch Reformed Church
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

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Traveling by car from Galle to Tissamaharama takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Tissamaharama can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, then admire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Ritigala Forest Monastery and then make a trip to Isurumuniya Temple.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Anuradhapura itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Tissamaharama to Anuradhapura takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Ritigala Forest Monastery ©
Ritigala Forest Monastery
Isurumuniya Temple ©
Isurumuniya Temple
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba

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