7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  5​h
1
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 45​min
2
Nuwara Eliya
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Sigiriya
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Dambulla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1​h
6
Galle
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Bengaluru

1
night
Colombo

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 14th (Thu), stop by Vogue Jewellers and then walk around Galle Face Green. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, get engrossed in the history at The Bandaranaike Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Colombo sightseeing planner .

Bengaluru, India to Colombo is an approximately 5-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Colombo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Hakgala Botanic Gardens and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Horton Plains National Park.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nuwara Eliya trip builder .

Getting from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Hakgala Botanic Gardens ©
Hakgala Botanic Gardens

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Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
On the 17th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, don't miss a visit to Sigiriya, then browse for treasures at sigiri art gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Pethikada.

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You can drive from Nuwara Eliya to Sigiriya in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock
Pethikada ©
Pethikada

1
night
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then explore the ancient world of Rangiri Dambullu Maha Viharaya.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dambulla online trip itinerary maker .

Dambulla is just a short distance from Sigiriya. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs ©
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs
Rangiri Dambullu Maha Viharaya ©
Rangiri Dambullu Maha Viharaya

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Kandy

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 19th (Tue), explore the activities along Kandy Lake, steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum, and finally stroll through Royal Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy road trip website .

Drive from Dambulla to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 20th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Galle holiday planning app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Galle in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Unawatuna
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Scuba & Snorkeling

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