7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly:  1​h
1
Kandy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Nuwara Eliya
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Bentota
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
End: Colombo

2
nights
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes New Ranweli Spice Garden. On the 13th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at New Ranweli Spice Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and then make a trip to Kandy view point. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Natural Gems and Gemmological Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, and then appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip itinerary planner .

Colombo to Kandy is an approximately 1-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue ©

2
nights
Nuwara Eliya

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the activities along Gregory Lake and then stop by Franciscan Sister's Jam Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Horton Plains National Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Swarnagiri Maha Viharaya, and then get to know the fascinating history of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nuwara Eliya route maker site .

Drive from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya in 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for Bentota.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake
Swarnagiri Maha Viharaya ©
Swarnagiri Maha Viharaya

2
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bentota trip planner .

Drive from Nuwara Eliya to Bentota in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In November in Bentota, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association

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