8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
2
Ella
— 2 nights
3
Yala National Park
— 1 night
4
Kandy
— 1 night
5
Galle
— 1 night

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Sigiriya, thentake in the exciting artwork at Pethikada, and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sigiriya holiday planner.

Bengaluru, India to Sigiriya is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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 9th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Nine Arches Bridge, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): look for gifts at Ella Gem & Jewelry, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, thenadmire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden, and finally look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ella day trip site.

Traveling by car from Sigiriya to Ella takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car 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 11th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yala National Park trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Ella to Yala National Park takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks Nature
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kandy online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Yala National Park to Kandy takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 13th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Galle holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Kandy to Galle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Galle sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Unawatuna
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

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