7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Visakhapatnam
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h 30​min
1
Colombo
— Few hours
train:  1​h
2
Bentota
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Galle
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Mirissa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Udawalawa
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Dambulla
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Kandy
— 1 night
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Visakhapatnam

few
hours
Colombo

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Galle Face Green, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Viharamahadevi Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Colombo online vacation planner .

Visakhapatnam, India to Colombo is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Bentota.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Historic Sites
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Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Viharamahadevi Park ©
Viharamahadevi Park

1
night
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
On the 14th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Protection Association, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Beruwala Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bentota Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bentota trip site .

Traveling by train from Colombo to Bentota takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Galle.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Beruwala Beach, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 14:
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association
Beruwala Beach ©
Beruwala Beach

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 15th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, and then kick back and relax at Unawatuna Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Galle planning website .

You can take a train from Bentota to Galle in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Galle can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Jungle Beach
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

1
night
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): stroll through Mirissa Beach, look for gifts at Dress Palace, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mirissa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Galle to Mirissa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Udawalawa.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

1
night
Udawalawa

Udawalawa ©
On the 17th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then identify plant and animal life at Udawalawa Safari.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Udawalawa trip planner.

Drive from Mirissa to Udawalawa in 2.5 hours. January in Udawalawa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Udawalawa

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Udawalawa Safari
Highlights from your plan
Udawalawa Safari ©
Udawalawa Safari

1
day
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 18th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of The Golden Temple, then explore and take pictures at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, and then don't miss a visit to Sigiriya World Heritage Site.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dambulla route planner .

Getting from Udawalawa to Dambulla by car takes about 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sigiriya World Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Sigiriya World Heritage Site
Sigiriya World Heritage Site
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium ©

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 19th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Raja Museum, contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kandy online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Dambulla to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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