7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Galle
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Mirissa
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Nuwara Eliya
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Bengaluru

1
night
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, then view the masterpieces at Saffron Robes Gallery and Studio, then stroll through Hikkaduwa Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Galle trip planning app .

Bengaluru, India to Galle is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly. Traveling from Bengaluru in January, expect Galle to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Galle

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

1
night
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mirissa trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Galle to Mirissa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Mirissa are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spas

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 4th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

Plan trip to Kandy with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mirissa to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

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

1
night
Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Hakgala Botanic Gardens, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Horton Plains National Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kande-ela Reservoir.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nuwara Eliya vacation builder .

You can drive from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Hakgala Botanic Gardens ©
Hakgala Botanic Gardens
Kande-ela Reservoir ©
Kande-ela Reservoir

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): browse the exhibits of sigiri art gallery, don't miss a visit to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Temple of Dambulla, then don't miss a visit to Dambulla Cave Temple, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock and then delve into the distant past at Sigiriya.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sigiriya travel route builder website .

You can drive from Nuwara Eliya to Sigiriya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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