7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Dambulla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Colombo

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
You've now added Kanota Tours to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, don't miss a visit to Independence Square, walk around Galle Face Green, and appreciate the history behind Independence Memorial Hall.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Colombo online sightseeing planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Colombo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Colombo. July in Colombo sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Western Province
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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.
On the 20th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kandy trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Colombo to Kandy takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, and then snap pictures at Demodara Nine Arch Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Honey Bee Garden, then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ella online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kandy to Ella in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Ella sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Spas
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

1
night
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dambulla trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ella to Dambulla takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs ©
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs

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