8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Fly
1
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive
2
Dambulla
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Ella
— 1 night
Drive
4
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): make a trip to Galmaduwa temple kandy, then stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery and then let your taste buds guide you at Withlocals.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kandy trip planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Kandy is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites · Tours · Spas · Shopping

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 17th (Thu): make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs and then relax and rejuvenate at Heritance Kandalama Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis, get around town with GGR TOURS, and then take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dambulla trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Dambulla takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Dambulla

Wildlife · Spas · Transportation · Outdoors

Side Trips

1
night
Ella

The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden and then soothe aching muscles at Yoga Ella.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ella trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dambulla to Ella in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Ella

Spas · Classes · Parks
Highlights from your trip

3
nights
Unawatuna

Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): kick back and relax at Matara Beach, go for a walk through Coconut Tree Hill, and then make a trip to Parrot Rock Bridge. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Mihiripenna Beach, browse the different shops at Antic Gem and Jewellery Collection, and then discover the deep blue sea with Unawatuna Tours.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Unawatuna road trip planning app.

You can drive from Ella to Unawatuna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Unawatuna are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas

Side Trips

Sri Lanka travel guide

4.1
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.