7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 45 min
1
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h
5
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Mumbai

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 6th (Sat): explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kandy trip site .

Mumbai, India to Kandy is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

1
night
Yala National Park

One of the most popular national parks in the country, Yala National Park boasts a wide variety of animals, and does important work in conserving and growing populations.
On the 8th (Mon), take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yala National Park day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Kandy to Yala National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Yala National Park can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Ella.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris

1
night
Ella

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, explore the world behind art at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, and then hike along Nature Trail Ella.

Before you visit Ella, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yala National Park to Ella. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak

1
night
Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
On the 10th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Udawalawe National Park day trip planner .

Getting from Ella to Udawalawe National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Udawalawe National Park can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): kick back and relax at Unawatuna Beach, stop by Sooriya Weaving, and then stroll through Jungle Beach. On the next day, stroll through Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Unawatuna day trip site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Udawalawe National Park to Unawatuna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sooriya Weaving, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sooriya Weaving ©
Sooriya Weaving

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