8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Gdansk
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Colombo
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Nuwara Eliya
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Kandy
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  21 h
End: Gdansk

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum, walk around Galle Face Green, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Colombo trip itinerary maker site.

Gdansk, Poland to Colombo is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. Traveling from Gdansk to Colombo, you'll lose 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Gdansk in October: high temperatures in Colombo hover around 36°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Hakgala Botanic Gardens, then admire the sheer force of Mohini falls, and then explore the striking landscape of Horton Plains National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nuwara Eliya trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Hakgala Botanic Gardens ©
Hakgala Botanic Gardens

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 13th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and then snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ella trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Nuwara Eliya to Ella in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): make a trip to Sigiriya, then browse the exhibits of Pethikada, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple of Dambulla. On the next day, make a trip to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya attractions planner.

You can drive from Ella to Sigiriya in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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 16th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy tour builder website.

Drive from Sigiriya to Kandy in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

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

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