8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Anuradhapura
— 1 day
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Trincomalee
— 1 night
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Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
4
Rekawa
— 1 night
5
Galle
— 3 nights

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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 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Isurumuniya Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, then admire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya, and finally make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Anuradhapura vacation builder website.

Mumbai, India to Anuradhapura is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba

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Trincomalee

Trincomalee ©
A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, then kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Trincomalee War Cemetery.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Trincomalee day trip site.

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Trincomalee in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Koneswaram Temple ©
Koneswaram Temple
Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Trincomalee War Cemetery ©
Trincomalee War Cemetery

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Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park ©
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
On the 9th (Sun), take an exotic tour of Lakpura and then stroll through Elephant Transit Home (ETH).

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Udawalawe National Park road trip site.

Getting from Trincomalee to Udawalawe National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. December in Udawalawe National Park sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rekawa.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)
Lakpura ©
Lakpura

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Rekawa

Rekawa ©
A small town with a laidback vibe squeezed between the ocean and the shores of a rich lagoon surrounded by mangroves, Rekawa draws visitors throughout the year with a pioneering turtle conservation project, the most notable tourist attraction in Rekawa.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stroll through Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary, steep yourself in history at Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara, and then take in the exciting artwork at Indika Art Gallery.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Rekawa trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Udawalawe National Park to Rekawa in 2.5 hours. December in Rekawa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Rekawa

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary ©
Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara ©
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara
Indika Art Gallery ©
Indika Art Gallery

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Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Visiting Ahungalla Beach and Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara will get you outdoors. Head to Tsunami Photo Museum and Lihiniya Gemsfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Galle: Community Tsunami Museum (in Hikkaduwa) and Handunugoda Tea Estate (in Ahangama). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church and steep yourself in history at Galle Fort.

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You can drive from Rekawa to Galle in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Dutch Reformed Church ©
Dutch Reformed Church

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