8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Anuradhapura
— 1 night
2
Dambulla
— 1 night
3
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
4
Tissamaharama
— 2 nights
5
Kandy
— 2 nights

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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 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, then admire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Anuradhapura vacation builder website.

Doha, Qatar to Anuradhapura is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Doha to Anuradhapura due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba

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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.
On the 4th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, don't miss a visit to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dambulla trip planner.

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Dambulla in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs ©
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs

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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.
On the 5th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Udawalawe National Park trip planner.

Fly from Dambulla to Udawalawe National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Udawalawe National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Tissamaharama

Tissamaharama ©
Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiri Vehera, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Agro Technology Park and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bundala National Park.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tissamaharama trip planner.

Traveling by car from Udawalawe National Park to Tissamaharama takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Kiri Vehera, Agro Technology Park, Bundala National Park
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Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Safaris
Kiri Vehera ©
Kiri Vehera

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Royal Botanical Gardens and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy War Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy road trip planning app.

Fly from Tissamaharama to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites · Parks · 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 Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery

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