8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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

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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 23rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sinharaja Forest Reserve. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, then kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with Unawatuna Tours.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Galle trip maker app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Galle is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to India Standard Time (IST) is 1.5 hours. Traveling from Dubai in October, you will find days in Galle are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Galle

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Jungle Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Sinharaja Forest Reserve ©
Sinharaja Forest Reserve

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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 25th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Udawalawe National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Galle to Udawalawe National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Udawalawe National Park sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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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 26th (Mon): shake up your sightseeing with 4rest Lanka Tours, then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ella trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Udawalawe National Park to Ella takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Ella

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
4rest Lanka Tours ©
4rest Lanka Tours
Zipline

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sath Paththini Devalaya, stroll through Golden Temple of Dambulla, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dambulla Cave Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dambulla Royal Cave Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kaudulla National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dambulla trip planner.

You can drive from Ella to Dambulla in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Habarana
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Kaudulla National Park ©
Kaudulla National Park
Dambulla Cave Temple ©
Dambulla Cave Temple

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): make a trip to Royal Botanical Gardens, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kandy tour planner.

You can drive from Dambulla to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Colombo.

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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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.
On the 30th (Fri), stroll around Galle Face Green, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then see the interesting displays at Colombo National Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Colombo road trip site.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Kandy to Colombo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive; or take a train. In October in Colombo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:
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Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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