7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kandy
— 1 day
2
Pinnawala
— 2 nights
3
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
4
Dambulla
— 1 night

1
day
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 8th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, thendon't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, thenstop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kandy trip builder website.

Mumbai, India to Kandy is an approximately 7-hour flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pinnawala.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

2
nights
Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, look for gifts at Luv SL, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Freedom Project. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Ethagala, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Polgahawela, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siri Gautama Sambuddharaja Maligawa.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pinnawala driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Kandy to Pinnawala by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Pinnawala can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Polgahawela, Ethagala, Elephant Freedom Project
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Elephant Freedom Project ©
Elephant Freedom Project
Siri Gautama Sambuddharaja Maligawa ©
Siri Gautama Sambuddharaja Maligawa

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.
On the 11th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, thendon't miss a visit to Sigiriya, thenview the masterpieces at Pethikada, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park and then see the interesting displays at Sigiriya Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Sigiriya trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Pinnawala to Sigiriya takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Spas, Minneriya National Park
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

1
night
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 13th (Fri): stroll through Dhilip De Alwis, make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dambulla Cave Temple.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dambulla trip itinerary planner.

Dambulla is just a stone's throw from Sigiriya. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Habarana
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Dambulla Cave Temple ©
Dambulla Cave Temple
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis

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