8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly + taxi:  9​h 30​min
1
Ella
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Dambulla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h
End: Kuwait City

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 2nd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, take in the views from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and finally savor the flavors at Honey Bee Garden.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ella tour itinerary app .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Ella is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to Ella is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

3
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Jungle Beach and Mihiripenna Beach. Explore Unawatuna's surroundings by going to Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Hikkaduwa (Tsunami Honganji Vihara & Hikkaduwa Beach) and Bentota Beach (in Bentota).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Unawatuna road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ella to Unawatuna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. March in Unawatuna sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Bentota Beach, Galle Fort
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa 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 6th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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 7th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, look for all kinds of wild species at Dhilip De Alwis, and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Euphoria Spice and Herbal, don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, and then appreciate the history behind Avukana Buddha Statue.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dambulla online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Kandy to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Euphoria Spice and Herbal, Dhilip De Alwis, Avukana Buddha Statue
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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