8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  5 h
1
Galle
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Nuwara Eliya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Dambulla
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Explore Galle's surroundings by going to Bentota Beach (in Bentota), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mirissa) and Hikkaduwa (Hikkaduwa Beach & Community Tsunami Museum). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, stroll through Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Pilgrims Lounge Chrishtopher Handicraft and Paint Gallery.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Galle trip itinerary builder website.

Bengaluru, India to Galle is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Galle, with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa, Bentota Beach, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Horton Plains National Park, explore the activities along Kande-ela Reservoir, and then get to know the fascinating history of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Franciscan Sister's Jam Room, thenrelax in the rural setting at Bluefield Tea Gardens, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Mohini falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Gregory Lake.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nuwara Eliya vacation builder website.

You can fly from Galle to Nuwara Eliya in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake
Bluefield Tea Gardens ©
Bluefield Tea Gardens

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 5th (Tue), explore the activities along Kandy Lake, stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews and tourist information, read Kandy trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Dambulla.

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
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
On the 6th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, thendon't miss a visit to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dambulla online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kandy to Dambulla by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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