7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka route builder

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Negombo
— 1 day
Drive
2
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Bentota
— 1 night
Drive
4
Dambulla
— 2 nights
Taxi to Colombo, Fly to New Delhi

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Negombo

— 1 day

Little Rome

Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Negombo Beach.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Negombo trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Negombo is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you will find days in Negombo are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are warmer (26°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Negombo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

Unawatuna

— 3 nights
Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Jungle Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. Let the collections at Tsunami Photo Museum and Community Tsunami Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Unawatuna: Tour with Rasad (in Weligama) and Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Coconut Tree Hill). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort and stop by Cara Jewellers.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Unawatuna tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Negombo to Unawatuna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Unawatuna, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bentota.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Bentota

— 1 night
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for gifts at Dudley Silva Batiks, look for all kinds of wild species at Suduhansa Tours, and then stroll through Bentota Beach.

Make your Bentota itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Unawatuna to Bentota in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 5:

Dambulla

— 2 nights
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 6th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Arankelle Ancient Monastery and then delve into the distant past at Sigiriya Fortress. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dambulla day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Bentota to Dambulla takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Sri Lanka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.