8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Taxi:  7 h 30 min
1
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
3
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Ella
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
5
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sath Paththini Devalaya, then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then make a trip to Sigiriya. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sigiriya journey planning app.

Mumbai, India to Sigiriya is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dambulla, Minneriya National Park
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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.
On the 26th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then don't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Sigiriya to Kandy by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
Yala National Park

Yala National Park ©
One of the most popular national parks in the country, Yala National Park boasts a wide variety of animals, and does important work in conserving and growing populations.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yala National Park online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Yala National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. April in Yala National Park sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Nature Parks
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

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.
On the 28th (Tue), look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, then take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, and finally expand your horizons at Honey Bee Garden.

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Drive from Yala National Park to Ella in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden

2
nights
Unawatuna

Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
On the 29th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Parrot Rock Bridge, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Jungle Beach, then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, and then look for gifts at Made In Ceylon.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Unawatuna trip tool.

Getting from Ella to Unawatuna by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April in Unawatuna, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mirissa, Galle Fort
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

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