7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Mannar
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Anuradhapura
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1​h
3
Galle
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
End: Colombo

1
night
Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
On the 24th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mihintale, then don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, and then delve into the distant past at Ranmasu Uyana. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanthirimale Rajamaha Viharaya.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Anuradhapura trip itinerary planner .

Mannar to Anuradhapura is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba
Mihintale ©
Mihintale

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 26th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kandy holiday builder app .

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

3
nights
Galle

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 27th (Thu), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach, then stroll through Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, and finally stroll through Sea Turtle Hatchery. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya, contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Galle trip simple and quick.

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. In February in Galle, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Sea Turtle Hatchery, Ahungalla Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dutch Reformed Church ©
Dutch Reformed Church
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

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