7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Bentota
— Few hours
2
Mirissa
— Few hours
3
Kandy
— 1 night
4
Ella
— 1 night
5
Polonnaruwa
— 1 night
6
Sigiriya
— 1 night
7
Dambulla
— Few hours

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Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stop by Sriyan Jewellers and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bentota Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bentota itinerary tool.

Sydney, Australia to Bentota is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Bentota due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Bentota at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Sriyan Jewellers
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

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Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stop by Dress Palace.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mirissa trip builder site.

Drive from Bentota to Mirissa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Mirissa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Shopping
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Dress Palace ©
Dress Palace

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): make a trip to Kandy view point, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, thenstep into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Kandy, and finally look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kandy online trip builder.

You can fly from Mirissa to Kandy in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Shopping Nature
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Palace of Kandy ©
Royal Palace of Kandy

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Ella

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ella online travel planner.

You can drive from Kandy to Ella in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July in Ella, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Polonnaruwa.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge

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Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa ©
Lying 216 km (134 mi) from Colombo, Polonnaruwa offers a rich history second in Sri Lanka only to Arunadhapura.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Siva Devalaya (No 1), appreciate the history behind Polonnaruwa Vatadage, steep yourself in history at Lankathilaka Image House, appreciate the history behind Gal Vihara, thenget to know the fascinating history of Polonnaruwa, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Parakramabahu I.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Polonnaruwa trip planner.

You can drive from Ella to Polonnaruwa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

Historic Sites
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Polonnaruwa ©
Polonnaruwa
Lankathilaka Image House ©
Lankathilaka Image House
Polonnaruwa Vatadage ©
Polonnaruwa Vatadage

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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 (Wed), delve into the distant past at Sigiriya.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sigiriya holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Polonnaruwa to Sigiriya takes 1.5 hours. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya

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Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dambulla road trip planning app.

Dambulla is just a short distance from Sigiriya. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla

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