7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Train to Habarana, Taxi to Dambulla
1
Dambulla
— 1 night
Drive
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive
3
Ella
— 1 night
Drive
4
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Drive

S M T W T F S
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28
29
30
31
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2

1
night
Dambulla

On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
On the 27th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dambulla Cave Temple and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis, make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, and then explore the ancient world of Sigiriya Fortress.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dambulla trip app.

Colombo to Dambulla is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of train and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Sigiriya Fortress ©
Must see
Sigiriya Fortress
4.6
Pidurangala Rock ©
Landmark
Pidurangala Rock
4.8

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.
On the 29th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanical Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally see the interesting displays at Kandy Brasswear Village.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kandy trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Dambulla to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Kandy Lake ©
Water Body
Kandy Lake
3.9

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.
On the 30th (Wed), look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, then snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, and finally admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ella day trip site.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Ella takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
Honey Bee Garden ©
Must see
Honey Bee Garden
4.8

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Unawatuna: Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Bentota Beach (in Bentota) and Hikkaduwa (Community Tsunami Museum & Hikkaduwa Beach). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, buy something for everyone on your list at Antic Gem and Jewellery Collection, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Station.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Unawatuna day trip planner.

Getting from Ella to Unawatuna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or fly. In December in Unawatuna, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
3.6
Galle Fort ©
World heritage site
Galle Fort
4.4
Jungle Beach ©
Beach
Jungle Beach
3.4

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