7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Gampaha
Drive:  3​h
1
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Kalkudah
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Kataragama
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Dondra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Gampaha

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 22nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip planner.

Gampaha to Kandy is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

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

1
night
Kalkudah

Kalkudah ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Passikudah Beach and then make a trip to Coconut Cultural Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kalkudah route app .

Traveling by car from Kandy to Kalkudah takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kallady Beach
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Passikudah Beach ©
Passikudah Beach
Kallady Beach ©
Kallady Beach
Coconut Cultural Park ©
Coconut Cultural Park

2
nights
Kataragama

Kataragama ©
Kataragama is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiri Vehera, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kataragama Temple, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kataragama, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kalkudah to Kataragama in 5.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kataragama can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dondra.

Things to do in Kataragama

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Tissamaharama
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Kataragama Temple ©
Kataragama Temple
Kiri Vehera ©
Kiri Vehera
Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara ©
Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara

2
nights
Dondra

Dondra ©
Dondra is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Ashram Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka itinerary, don't miss a visit to Sri Vishnu Maha Devalaya, and visit a coastal fixture at Dondra Head Lighthouse.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dondra day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kataragama to Dondra takes 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 28th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Dondra

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ashram Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka itinerary
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Dondra Head Lighthouse ©
Dondra Head Lighthouse
Sri Vishnu Maha Devalaya ©
Sri Vishnu Maha Devalaya

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