8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Drive
1
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 day
Fly to Kandy, Taxi to Pinnawala
2
Pinnawala
— 1 night
Drive
3
Galle
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly to Diyawanna Oya, Taxi to Colombo
5
Colombo
— 1 night
Train to Habarana, Taxi to Dambulla
6
Dambulla
— 2 nights
Taxi to Habarana, Train to Colombo

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1
day
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 23rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawalawe National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Udawalawe National Park road trip planner.

Colombo to Udawalawe National Park is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Pinnawala.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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1
night
Pinnawala

The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
On the 24th (Sat), stroll through Millennium Elephant Foundation, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, and then see majestic marine mammals with See Lanka Travels.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pinnawala trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Udawalawe National Park to Pinnawala by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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See Lanka Travels ©
Must see
See Lanka Travels
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2
nights
Galle

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 25th (Sun), look for gifts at Made In Ceylon and then kick back and relax at Jungle Beach. On your second day here, relax in the rural setting at Nandana Tea Factory, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take some stellar pictures from Coconut Tree Hill.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Galle trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Pinnawala to Galle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Galle are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
3.6
Jungle Beach ©
Beach
Jungle Beach
3.4

1
night
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 27th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy road trip tool.

Fly from Galle to Kandy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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Kandy Lake ©
Water Body
Kandy Lake
3.9

1
night
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 28th (Wed), walk around Galle Face Green, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum, and finally stop by Vogue Jewellers.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Colombo online route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Colombo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Colombo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Colombo

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Colombo National Museum ©
History Museum
Colombo National Museum
3.6

2
nights
Dambulla

On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): browse the fresh offerings at Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre, Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dambulla Cave Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Sigiriya Fortress and then make a trip to Pidurangala Rock.

Make your Dambulla itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Colombo to Dambulla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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Sigiriya Fortress ©
Must see
Sigiriya Fortress
4.6
Pidurangala Rock ©
Landmark
Pidurangala Rock
4.8

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