7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Galle
— 1 night
2
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
3
Ella
— 1 night
4
Dambulla
— 2 nights
5
Kandy
— 1 night

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Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 29th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then stop by Made In Ceylon. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Nandana Tea Factory, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then go for a walk through Coconut Tree Hill.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Galle itinerary planner.

Colombo to Galle is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Galle can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites · Tours · Spas

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Mirissa, Nandana Tea Factory
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:
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Nandana Tea Factory ©
Nandana Tea Factory
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Udawalawe National Park driving holiday planner.

Drive from Galle to Udawalawe National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Udawalawe National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

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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 1st (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Ella day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Udawalawe National Park to Ella in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Ella

Nature · Parks · Tours
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Zipline

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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 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Dambulla Cave Temple, then stroll through Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dambulla Royal Cave Temple. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Pidurangala Rock and then delve into the distant past at Sigiriya.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dambulla itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ella to Dambulla in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Dambulla Cave Temple
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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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 4th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

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You can drive from Dambulla to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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

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