8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Udawalawe National Park
— 1 day
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Pinnawala
— 1 night
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Galle
— 2 nights
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Kandy
— 1 night
5
Colombo
— 1 night
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Dambulla
— 2 nights

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Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Udawalawe National Park road trip tool.

Colombo to Udawalawe National Park is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pinnawala.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

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Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
On the 28th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Elephant Foundation, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, and then catch all the local highlights with See Lanka Travels.

Plan a trip to Pinnawala easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Udawalawe National Park to Pinnawala takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Pinnawala can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
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See Lanka Travels ©
See Lanka Travels
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Millennium Elephant Foundation ©
Millennium Elephant Foundation

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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 29th (Thu): look for gifts at Made In Ceylon and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Nandana Tea Factory, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get great views at Coconut Tree Hill.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Galle travel planning app.

Getting from Pinnawala to Galle by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
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Nandana Tea Factory ©
Nandana Tea Factory
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

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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 (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Galle to Kandy by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
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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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 1st (Sun): stroll around Galle Face Green, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, and finally look for gifts at Vogue Jewellers.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Colombo trip planner.

Getting from Kandy to Colombo by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. October in Colombo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Colombo

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): indulge your taste buds at Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then make a trip to Dambulla Cave Temple. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Sigiriya Fortress and then don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Dambulla trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Colombo to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya Fortress ©
Sigiriya Fortress
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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