7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Nuwara Eliya
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Kalkudah
— 1 night
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Dambulla
— 2 nights
4
Polonnaruwa
— 1 night
5
Wellawaya
— 1 night

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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 (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sita Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Gregory Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swarnagiri Maha Viharaya, and finally stop by Franciscan Sister's Jam Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Hakgala Botanic Gardens, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bomburuella Waterfall, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kande-ela Reservoir.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nuwara Eliya tour planning site.

Colombo to Nuwara Eliya is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake
Sita Temple ©
Sita Temple
Hakgala Botanic Gardens ©
Hakgala Botanic Gardens

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Kalkudah

Kalkudah ©
On the 7th (Mon), make a trip to Coconut Cultural Park and then get the adrenaline pumping with LK Travels & Tours SRI LANKA.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kalkudah sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Nuwara Eliya to Kalkudah by car takes about 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Outdoors · Transportation · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:
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Coconut Cultural Park ©
Coconut Cultural Park

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Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stroll through Dhilip De Alwis, go from sight to sight with Sri Lanka Tour by Asanka, and then admire the natural beauty at Popham's Arboretum. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sath Paththini Devalaya, then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dambulla Royal Cave Temple.

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

Getting from Kalkudah to Dambulla by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Polonnaruwa.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Dhilip De Alwis
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Popham's Arboretum ©
Popham's Arboretum
Dambulla Royal Cave Temple ©
Dambulla Royal Cave Temple

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Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa ©
Lying 216 km (134 mi) from Colombo, Polonnaruwa offers a rich history second in Sri Lanka only to Arunadhapura.
On the 10th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Pabalu Vehera, appreciate the history behind Polonnaruwa Vatadage, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum, then make a trip to Thuparama, and finally contemplate the long history of Dalada Maluwa.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Polonnaruwa tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Dambulla to Polonnaruwa in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Wellawaya.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Polonnaruwa Vatadage ©
Polonnaruwa Vatadage
Pabalu Vehera ©
Pabalu Vehera
Dalada Maluwa ©
Dalada Maluwa

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Wellawaya

Wellawaya ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Buduruwagala and then take in the dramatic scenery at Elle Wala Waterfall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Wellawaya trip planner.

Drive from Polonnaruwa to Wellawaya in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wellawaya

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Buduruwagala
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Elle Wala Waterfall ©
Elle Wala Waterfall
Buduruwagala ©
Buduruwagala

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