7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  7​h
1
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Kandy
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Bentota
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

2
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.
Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, then take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada, and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sigiriya online trip itinerary maker .

Bengaluru, India to Sigiriya is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): make a trip to Royal Botanical Gardens, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip website .

Traveling by car from Sigiriya to Kandy takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Unawatuna.

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
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

2
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, enjoy the sand and surf at Unawatuna Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Hikkaduwa Beach, stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery, and then kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Unawatuna journey planner .

Getting from Kandy to Unawatuna by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Unawatuna, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bentota.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa Beach, Mirissa Beach, Galle Fort
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

1
night
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
On the 30th (Mon), examine the collection at Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum, kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach, and then stroll through Bentota Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bentota travel planner.

You can drive from Unawatuna to Bentota in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, daytime highs in Bentota are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum, Ahungalla Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

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