8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Fly
1
Kandy
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Dambulla
— 1 night
Drive
3
Ella
— 1 night
Drive
4
Mirissa
— 1 night
Drive
5
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
Fly

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2
nights
Kandy

Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kandy: Pinnawala (Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium & Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage) and See Lanka Travels (in Waikkal). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and stroll through Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy attractions app.

Pune, India to Kandy is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

1
night
Dambulla

On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
On the 4th (Mon), Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla and then explore the ancient world of Sigiriya Fortress.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dambulla tour planner.

Drive from Kandy to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Sigiriya Fortress ©
Must see
Sigiriya Fortress
4.6

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ella trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Dambulla to Ella takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Ella

Nature · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
Ella Rock ©
Geologic Formation
Ella Rock
4.8

1
night
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 6th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mirissa trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ella to Mirissa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Mirissa are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches · Tours
Highlights from your trip
©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
3.6
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Spa
Spas
3.9

2
nights
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.
On the 7th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Unawatuna Devol Devalaya, kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: find your balance on the water with SUP Sri Lanka and then kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hikkaduwa trip planner.

You can drive from Mirissa to Hikkaduwa in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Jungle Beach ©
Beach
Jungle Beach
3.4
Galle Fort ©
World heritage site
Galle Fort
4.4

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