8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  7​h
1
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h
5
Galle
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Bengaluru

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, then explore the galleries of Pethikada, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sigiriya trip itinerary planner.

Bengaluru, India to Sigiriya is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and then admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Ella Gem & Jewelry, explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, then take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden, and finally learn more about the world around you at R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ella trip planner.

Drive from Sigiriya to Ella in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time 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
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

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 11th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yala National Park road trip website .

Explore your travel options from Ella to Yala National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Nature Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Asgiriya Maha Viharaya, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kandy day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Yala National Park to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. 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
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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, kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Galle trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Galle in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Beaches 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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