8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
2
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
3
Kandy
— 1 night
4
Pinnawala
— 1 night
5
Mirissa
— 2 nights

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 5th (Sun): make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, view the masterpieces at Pethikada, and then explore the ancient world of Sigiriya. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple of Dambulla, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dambulla Cave Temple, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya visit planner.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Sigiriya is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Islamabad to Sigiriya, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Habarana, Dambulla
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Dambulla Cave Temple ©
Dambulla Cave Temple

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Transit Home (ETH) and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Udawalawe National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Sigiriya to Udawalawe National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)

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 8th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Kandy online travel planner.

You can drive from Udawalawe National Park to Kandy in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pinnawala.

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
Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll through Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and then stroll through Elephant Freedom Project.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pinnawala trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Pinnawala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Pinnawala sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Elephant Freedom Project
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Elephant Freedom Project ©
Elephant Freedom Project

2
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 10th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Unawatuna Devol Devalaya, contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, thenkick back and relax at Jungle Beach, and finally look for gifts at Made In Ceylon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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You can drive from Pinnawala to Mirissa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April in Mirissa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Galle Fort
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Unawatuna Devol Devalaya ©
Unawatuna Devol Devalaya

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