8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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
Fly + taxi:  2​h
4
Uda Walawe National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Galle
— 2 nights
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, then don't miss a visit to Isurumuniya Temple, then explore the ancient world of Ranmasu Uyana, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Anuradhapura trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Anuradhapura is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow 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
Isurumuniya Temple ©
Isurumuniya Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): stroll through Nilaveli Beach, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Trincomalee trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Anuradhapura to Trincomalee takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Nilaveli Beach
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Koneswaram Temple ©
Koneswaram 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.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kandy trip planner .

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 Uda Walawe National Park.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

2
nights
Uda Walawe National Park

Uda Walawe 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 2nd (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Uda Walawe National Park trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Uda Walawe National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Uda Walawe National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Udawalawa
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Uda Walawe National Park ©
Uda Walawe National Park

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): enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Galle Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya and then kick back and relax at Dalawella Beach.

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You can drive from Uda Walawe National Park to Galle in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Galle are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Jungle Beach
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Dutch Reformed Church ©
Dutch Reformed Church
Spas
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

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