8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + Taxi:  7​h 15​min
1
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Dambulla
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Hyderabad

3
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Jungle Beach and Mirissa Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bentota Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. Go for a jaunt from Unawatuna to Mirissa to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 36 minutes away.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Unawatuna trip planner .

Hyderabad, India to Unawatuna is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hyderabad in December since evenings lows in Unawatuna dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, Bentota Beach, Hikkaduwa Beach
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

2
nights
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.
On the 31st (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, then look for gifts at Ella Gem & Jewelry, and finally learn more about the world around you at R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ella trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Unawatuna to Ella by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Shopping
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

1
night
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 2nd (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, then don't miss a visit to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dambulla day trip planner .

You can drive from Ella to Dambulla in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Pidurangala Rock, Spas
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs ©
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs

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