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:  6 h 45 min
1
Dambulla
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
3
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Bentota
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Bengaluru

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.
To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dambulla online road trip planner .

Bengaluru, India to Dambulla is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs ©
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asgiriya Maha Viharaya, then look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kandy sightseeing planner.

Drive from Dambulla to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Attractions like Jungle Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Unawatuna's surroundings by going to Hikkaduwa (Saffron Robes & Naga Viharaya) and Mirissa (LAZY.RIDE, Mirissa Beach, &more).

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Unawatuna trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Unawatuna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Unawatuna are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bentota.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Galle Fort
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

1
night
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): stop by Leather.lk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Protection Association, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bentota day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Unawatuna to Bentota takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Bentota, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ahungalla Beach, Leather.lk
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association

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