8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 30 min
1
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1 h
2
Galle
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
3
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Doha

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.
You've now added Rainbow Tours Sri Lanka to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take a memorable excursion with Rainbow Tours Sri Lanka, then don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, and finally stop by Prema Brothers. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then don't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kandy driving holiday website .

Doha, Qatar to Kandy is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Kandy is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Tours Parks 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

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach, then look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery, and then stroll through Mirissa Beach.

Make your Galle itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Kandy to Galle by combination of flight and taxi takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In February in Galle, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa Beach, Mirissa Beach
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): snap pictures at Nine Arch Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, then admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden, and finally take an in-depth tour of R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ella tour itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Galle to Ella in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yala National Park.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park.

To see where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yala National Park trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ella to Yala National Park. In February, daily temperatures in Yala National Park can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks Nature
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stroll through Dhilip De Alwis, then make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, and then make a trip to Sigiriya. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Karu Arts & Crafts and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sigiriya journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Yala National Park to Sigiriya takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dhilip De Alwis, Karu Arts & Crafts, Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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