8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly + taxi:  10​h 15​min
1
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Arugam Bay
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  4​h
4
Dambulla
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Riyadh

3
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Bring the kids along to Bentota Beach and Jungle Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Unawatuna: Ahungalla Beach (in Ahungalla), Mirissa Beach (in Mirissa) and Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa).

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Unawatuna online vacation planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Unawatuna is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Unawatuna, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in July; daily highs in Unawatuna reach 37°C and lows reach 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa Beach, Bentota Beach, Ahungalla Beach, Mirissa Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

1
night
Ella

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and then snap pictures at Demodara Nine Arch Bridge.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ella trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Ella in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Ella can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge

1
night
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get outside with Whisky Point, Sri Lanka, visit a coastal fixture at Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pottuvil Lagoon, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Arugam Bay.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Arugam Bay holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Ella to Arugam Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Arugam Bay are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay
Pottuvil Lagoon ©
Pottuvil Lagoon
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse

2
nights
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, then examine the collection at Pethikada, then make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Dhilip De Alwis. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dambulla day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Arugam Bay to Dambulla takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Habarana
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Safaris
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis

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