7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka trip planner

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Fly
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Kandy
— 1 day
Fly
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Mirissa
— 1 night
Drive
3
Unawatuna
Drive
4
Arugam Bay
— 1 night
Drive
5
Haputale
— 1 night
Drive
6
Hatton
Drive to Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport, Fly to Lester B. Pearson International Airport

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Kandy

— 1 day
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Kandy trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Kandy is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Toronto to Kandy. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Mirissa

— 1 night
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 25th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mirissa day trip planner.

Fly from Kandy to Mirissa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Mirissa sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Mirissa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach.

To see more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Unawatuna trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Unawatuna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Unawatuna can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Arugam Bay

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Pottuvil Lagoon, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then look for gifts at Rice & Carry Bags Shop, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Arugam Bay.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Arugam Bay online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Unawatuna to Arugam Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Arugam Bay can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Haputale.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Spas

Haputale

— 1 night
Nestled atop Uva, Sri Lanka's main mountain range, lies tranquil Haputale.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Church and then explore and take pictures at Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale.

Start your trip to Haputale by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Arugam Bay to Haputale by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hatton.

Things to do in Haputale

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Hatton

Hatton is a town in the Nuwara Eliya District of Central Province, Sri Lanka governed by the Hatton-Dickoya Urban Council. On the 27th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Warleigh.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Hatton travel planner.

Traveling by car from Haputale to Hatton takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hatton

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Sri Lanka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.