8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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8 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Riyadh
Fly + bus + train:  13​h 30​min
Kandy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Habarana
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Nilaveli
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Riyadh

1
day
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 1st (Fri), stop by Kandy City Center.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy tour planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kandy is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In September, Kandy is slightly colder than Riyadh - with highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Habarana.

Things to do in Kandy

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Jayamali Batiks Studio
Kandy Lake
Kandy City Center

3
days
Habarana

Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Get in touch with nature at Minneriya National Park and Kaudulla National Park. Step out of Habarana to go to Dambulla and see The Golden Temple, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Sigiriya World Heritage Site.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Habarana travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Habarana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nilaveli.

Things to do in Habarana

Nature Parks Wildlife Areas

Side Trips

Sigiriya, The Golden Temple
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Minneriya National Park
Kaudulla National Park
The Golden Temple

1
day
Nilaveli

The coastal resort town of Nilaveli draws visitors with its beaches, dive spots, and seaside hotels.
On the 6th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Nilaveli travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Habarana to Nilaveli by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Nilaveli

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nilaveli Beach

2
days
Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, look for gifts at Stone 'N' String, and then explore the galleries of Tsunami Photo Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): look for gifts at Laksala, look for gifts at Barefoot, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Colombo trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nilaveli to Colombo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Colombo are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Museums Sightseeing

Side Trip

Tsunami Photo Museum
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Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct
Stone 'N' String
Barefoot

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