8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka journey planner
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Sigiriya
— 2 nights
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Arugam Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kandy
— 1 night
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Sigiriya — 2 nights

The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Step out of Sigiriya with an excursion to Golden Temple of Dambulla in Dambulla--about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Sigiriya Fortress, view the masterpieces at Pethikada, and stroll through Dhilip De Alwis.

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New York City, USA to Sigiriya is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Sigiriya is 10.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Arugam Bay.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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Arugam Bay — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the activities along Arugam Bay and then test the waters at Deergayu Acupressure Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): get outside with Whisky Point, Sri Lanka and then don't miss a visit to Muhudu Maha Vihara.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Arugam Bay travel route planning site.

You can drive from Sigiriya to Arugam Bay in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.
Outdoors · Nature · Spas · Beaches
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Kandy — 1 night

Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
On the 16th (Thu), explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Kandy trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Arugam Bay to Kandy takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Sri Lanka travel guide

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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.