8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Arugam Bay
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1 h
5
Galle
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: New Delhi

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 27th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, then make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sath Paththini Devalaya, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Temple of Dambulla, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dambulla Royal Cave Temple, and finally indulge your taste buds at Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre.

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New Delhi, India to Sigiriya is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dambulla, Dhilip De Alwis
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, then look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and finally admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ella day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Sigiriya to Ella takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Ella can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

1
night
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the activities along Arugam Bay, delve into the distant past at Sangamankandy Pilliyar Kovil, visit a coastal fixture at Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pottuvil Lagoon, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Arugam Bay vacation tool.

Getting from Ella to Arugam Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Spas
Pottuvil Lagoon ©
Pottuvil Lagoon

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.
On the 31st (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Kandy trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Arugam Bay to Kandy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can 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

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 1st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, then make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Unawatuna Devol Devalaya, and finally look for gifts at Made In Ceylon. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Parrot Rock Bridge, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll through Mirissa Beach.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Galle trip planner.

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 May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Mirissa, Unawatuna
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

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