7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Colombo
1
Colombo
— 1 day
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
2
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Ella
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Galle
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
End: Colombo

1
day
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.
On the 21st (Sat), don't miss a visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, view the masterpieces at Ganeshism Studio Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and finally stroll around Galle Face Green.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Colombo driving holiday website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Colombo. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Colombo

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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara

2
nights
Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at Sigiriya Museum, don't miss a visit to kaludiya Pokuna, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): explore the ancient world of Sigiriya and then don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sigiriya road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Colombo to Sigiriya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock
Safaris

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 24th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

Plan a Kandy trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Sigiriya to Kandy in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Kandy

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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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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 25th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, and then look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak and then snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Ella travel planner.

Drive from Kandy to Ella in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Galle.

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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge

1
night
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Galle day trip website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ella to Galle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Galle are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Galle

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Side Trip

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

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