7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Dambulla
— 1 day
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
2
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mirissa
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Kandy
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

1
day
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

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Amsterdam, Holland to Dambulla is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Dambulla. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Dambulla

Tours Outdoors Nature
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Balloon Rides
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs ©
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs

2
nights
Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
On the 4th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Tsunami Photo Museum, then kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach, then kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, and then stroll through Mihiripenna Beach.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Dambulla to Hikkaduwa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Tsunami Photo Museum, Bentota Beach, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Ahungalla Beach
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

1
night
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): look for gifts at LAZY.RIDE, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirissa Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Mirissa trip app .

You can drive from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Mirissa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kandy online itinerary planner .

Getting from Mirissa to Kandy by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading 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 ©
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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