7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Colombo
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h
3
Galle
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
4
Sigiriya
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: London

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Kathiresan Temple, stroll around Galle Face Green, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Colombo day trip planning tool .

London, UK to Colombo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Colombo reach 36°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Historic Sites Parks
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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

1
night
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Colombo to Kandy in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 12th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, then stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery, and finally contemplate the long history of Galle Fort.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Galle in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Galle

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Side Trip

Unawatuna
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): make a trip to Sigiriya, then view the masterpieces at Pethikada, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple of Dambulla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Sigiriya trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Galle to Sigiriya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

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Side Trips

Habarana, Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

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