8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Ella
— 1 day
2
Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights
3
Mirissa
— 1 night
4
Pinnawala
— 1 night
5
Negombo
— 1 night

1
day
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 20th (Thu), snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, and then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ella day trip app.

Pune, India to Ella is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Ella

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

3
nights
Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hikkaduwa Beach and Narigama Beach. Visit Jungle Beach and Bentota Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Galle (Stick No Bills Poster Gallery, Galle Fort, &more) and Beruwala Beach (in Beruwala). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Tsunami Honganji Vihara and stroll through Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hikkaduwa day trip app.

You can drive from Ella to Hikkaduwa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Hikkaduwa, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Galle, Bentota Beach, Beruwala Beach, Jungle Beach, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center
Highlights from your plan
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

1
night
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stop by Dress Palace, and then kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Mirissa trip website.

Traveling by car from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Mirissa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pinnawala.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dress Palace ©
Dress Palace

1
night
Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, then look for gifts at Luv SL, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Pinnawala Zoo, and finally stroll through Millennium Elephant Foundation.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pinnawala sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Pinnawala takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Pinnawala can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Negombo.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Pinnawala Zoo, Millennium Elephant Foundation
Highlights from your plan
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Millennium Elephant Foundation ©
Millennium Elephant Foundation
Pinnawala Zoo ©
Pinnawala Zoo

1
night
Negombo

Negombo ©
Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and then make a trip to Angurukaramulla Temple.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Negombo tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Pinnawala to Negombo takes 2 hours. In December in Negombo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Negombo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Angurukaramulla Temple ©
Angurukaramulla Temple

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