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:  4​h 30​min
1
Bentota
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Unawatuna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Udawalawa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Nuwara Eliya
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
7
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Protection Association and then stroll through Bentota Beach.

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Mumbai, India to Bentota is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association

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night
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
On the 22nd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, and finally look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery.

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Traveling by car from Bentota to Unawatuna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Udawalawa.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Galle Fort
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

1
night
Udawalawa

Udawalawa ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage and then identify plant and animal life at Udawalawa Safari.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Udawalawa holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Unawatuna to Udawalawa takes 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Udawalawa can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Udawalawa

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Udawalawa Safari
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Udawalawa Safari ©
Udawalawa Safari

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, snap pictures at Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and finally stop by Ella Gem & Jewelry.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ella trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Udawalawa to Ella takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Ella are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks Shopping
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge

1
night
Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the activities along Gregory Lake, then admire the sheer force of Mohini falls, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Horton Plains National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Nuwara Eliya trip maker .

Getting from Ella to Nuwara Eliya by car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake

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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 26th (Sun), explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kandy trip planner .

You can drive from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stroll around Galle Face Green, then pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall, then get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Colombo day trip site .

Fly from Kandy to Colombo in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. May in Colombo sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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