7 days in Sri Lanka & Bengaluru Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka & Bengaluru Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka & Bengaluru Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
1
Bengaluru, India
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
2
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Bentota, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Bengaluru, India

1
day
Bengaluru, India

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stroll around Cubbon Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ulsoor Subramanya Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bengaluru visit planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Kempegowda International Airport. In January in Bengaluru, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Historic Sites
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Cubbon Park ©
Cubbon Park

2
nights
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Change things up with a short trip to Ramboda Waterfall in Pussellawa (about 56 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Horton Plains National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Gregory Lake, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country, and stroll around Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nuwara Eliya travel route planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Bengaluru to Nuwara Eliya takes 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Ramboda Waterfall
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Hakgala Botanic Gardens ©
Hakgala Botanic Gardens
Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake

2
nights
Bentota, Sri Lanka

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Hatchery, stroll through Hikkaduwa Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Protection Association, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bentota trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nuwara Eliya to Bentota takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Colombo.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa Beach, Sea Turtle Hatchery
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
On the 10th (Fri), look for gifts at Urban Island, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then walk around Galle Face Green, and finally pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Colombo driving holiday website .

Traveling by train from Bentota to Colombo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Colombo sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Independence Memorial Hall ©
Independence Memorial Hall

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