8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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1
Dambulla
— 3 nights
2
Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights

3
nights
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Get a sense of the local culture at Golden Temple of Dambulla and Dambulla Cave Temple. Sigiriya and Ruwanwelisaya will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Safaris (in Habarana) and Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi (in Anuradhapura). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Pethikada.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dambulla trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Dambulla is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time is 10.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Habarana, Anuradhapura, Sigiriya
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Safaris
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya

3
nights
Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, then see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Tsunami Photo Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Saffron Robes, then stroll through Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara, then stop by Cara Jewellers, and finally contemplate the long history of Galle Fort.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hikkaduwa road trip planner.

You can drive from Dambulla to Hikkaduwa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. August in Hikkaduwa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Galle, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach

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