8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Habarana
— 2 nights
2
Nuwara Eliya
— 2 nights
3
Galle
— 2 nights
4
Colombo
— 1 night

2
nights
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
You've now added Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dambulla Cave Temple. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, then delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Habarana trip planner.

Colombo to Habarana is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Habarana

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ravana's Cave, Little Adam's Peak, Nine Arches Bridge, and other attractions. On the 27th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Hakgala Botanic Gardens. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Mohini falls, get to know the fascinating history of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Gregory Lake.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nuwara Eliya day trip site.

Drive from Habarana to Nuwara Eliya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ella
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake

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Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 29th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Galle Fort.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Galle trip planner.

You can fly from Nuwara Eliya to Galle in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hikkaduwa
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Spas

1
night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Colombo City Walks. On the 31st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then stroll around Galle Face Green, then appreciate the history behind Independence Memorial Hall, and finally view the masterpieces at Ganeshism Studio Gallery. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Colombo National Museum and then take in the local highlights with Colombo City Walks.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Colombo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galle to Colombo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Colombo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours · Museums · Parks
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Colombo City Walks ©
Colombo City Walks
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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