8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  17​h 45​min
1
Netolpitiya
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mirissa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kosgoda
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Kandy
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Netolpitiya

Netolpitiya ©
Most people take a trip to Netolpitiya to enjoy a classic beach holiday.
On the 3rd (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Indika Art Gallery, explore the ancient world of Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara, and then stroll through Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa).

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London, UK to Netolpitiya is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in February; daily highs in Netolpitiya reach 37°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Netolpitiya

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Tangalle
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Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara ©
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara
Indika Art Gallery ©
Indika Art Gallery

2
nights
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church, then stroll through Jungle Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mirissa travel planning app .

You can drive from Netolpitiya to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Kosgoda.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dutch Reformed Church, Jungle Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

few
hours
Kosgoda

Kosgoda ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ahungalla Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Kosgoda road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Kosgoda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Kosgoda

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Ahungalla Beach
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Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

3
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 7th (Wed): explore the activities along Kandy Lake, take an in-depth tour of Raja Museum, then steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, stroll the grounds of Commonwealth War Cemetery, then appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally make a trip to Kandy view point.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kandy trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Kosgoda to Kandy takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery

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