8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai
Fly + Taxi:  8 h 30 min
1
Anuradhapura
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Trincomalee
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Kandy
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2 h
4
Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Galle
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mihintale, make a trip to Isurumuniya Temple, then delve into the distant past at Ranmasu Uyana, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Anuradhapura trip builder app.

Mumbai, India to Anuradhapura is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Mihintale ©
Mihintale
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Ranmasu Uyana ©
Ranmasu Uyana

1
night
Trincomalee

Trincomalee ©
A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): stroll through Nilaveli Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Trincomalee holiday website.

Traveling by car from Anuradhapura to Trincomalee takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Nilaveli Beach
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple ©
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 1st (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

Plan trip to Kandy with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Trincomalee to Kandy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

2
nights
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 2nd (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Udawalawe National Park vacation site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Udawalawe National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Udawalawe National Park can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Galle.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Udawalawa
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Safaris

2
nights
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 4th (Mon): kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Galle Fort. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dalawella Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Galle day trip planning app.

Getting from Udawalawe National Park to Galle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Jungle Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dutch Reformed Church ©
Dutch Reformed Church
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

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