7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Surat
Fly + Drive:  15​h
1
Kandy
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  1​h
2
Galle
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h
End: Surat

1
day
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 16th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

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Surat, India to Kandy is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) 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

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Appreciate the collections at Tsunami Photo Museum and Saffron Robes Gallery and Studio. Get outdoors at Ahungalla Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with these side-trips from Galle: Bentota Beach (in Bentota) and Community Tsunami Museum (in Hikkaduwa). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, examine the collection at Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and look for gifts at Cara Jewellers.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Galle trip planner .

Getting from Kandy to Galle by combination of flight and taxi takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa, Ahungalla Beach, Tsunami Photo Museum, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Community Tsunami Museum ©
Community Tsunami Museum
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Ritigala Forest Monastery, make a trip to Isurumuniya Temple, then admire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Anuradhapura road trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Galle to Anuradhapura takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Ritigala Forest Monastery ©
Ritigala Forest Monastery
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Isurumuniya Temple ©
Isurumuniya Temple

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