8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Colombo
— Few hours
2
Bentota
— Few hours
3
Hikkaduwa
— Few hours
4
Mirissa
— 1 night
5
Yala National Park
— 1 night
6
Udawalawa
— 1 night
7
Nuwara Eliya
— 2 nights
8
Kandy
— Few hours
9
Sigiriya
— 1 night
10
Pinnawala
— 1 night
11
Colombo
— Few hours

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Colombo

Colombo
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Colombo tour planner.

Chennai, India to Colombo is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. In February, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel to Bentota.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 24:

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Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sea Turtle Protection Association as well as Bentota Beach. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach and then stroll through Sea Turtle Protection Association.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bentota journey planner.

Drive from Colombo to Bentota in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seenigama Muhudu Viharaya.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hikkaduwa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bentota to Hikkaduwa takes an hour. In February, daily temperatures in Hikkaduwa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Seenigama Muhudu Viharaya ©
Seenigama Muhudu Viharaya

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Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Whale Watching Mirissa with Geeth has been added to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mirissa travel planner.

You can drive from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Mirissa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Whale Watching Mirissa with Geeth ©
Whale Watching Mirissa with Geeth
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

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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.
Plan my trip to Yala National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Mirissa to Yala National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to fly. In February, daytime highs in Yala National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Udawalawa.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris

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Udawalawa

Udawalawa ©
To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Udawalawa road trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yala National Park to Udawalawa. In February, daytime highs in Udawalawa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Udawalawa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Lakpura
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Lakpura ©
Lakpura

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Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
You've now added Moon Plains to your itinerary.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nuwara Eliya online itinerary builder.

Drive from Udawalawa to Nuwara Eliya in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Moon Plains ©
Moon Plains
Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake
Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya
Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya

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Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and then stroll through Udawattekele Sanctuary.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kandy travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Feb 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Udawattekele Sanctuary ©
Udawattekele Sanctuary
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Kandy view point ©
Kandy view point

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pidurangala Rock.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sigiriya journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Sigiriya takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Pinnawala.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Minneriya National Park
Find places to stay Feb 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

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Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Pinnawala online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Sigiriya to Pinnawala in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Pinnawala can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Elephant Freedom Project
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 1:
Highlights from your plan
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Elephant Freedom Project ©
Elephant Freedom Project

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Colombo

Colombo
To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Colombo road trip website.

Getting from Pinnawala to Colombo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of taxi and train. On the 1st (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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