7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Visakhapatnam
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Colombo
— Few hours
Train:  1 h
2
Bentota
— 1 night
Drive:  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
Taxi + Fly:  6 h
End: Visakhapatnam

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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): stroll around Galle Face Green, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and then walk around Viharamahadevi Park.

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Visakhapatnam, India to Colombo is an approximately 5- hour flight. In January, daytime highs in Colombo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 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 ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Viharamahadevi Park ©
Viharamahadevi Park

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night
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll through Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Protection Association, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Beruwala Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bentota Beach.

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Traveling by train from Colombo to Bentota takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Bentota are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Galle.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Beruwala Beach, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center
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Highlights from your plan
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Beruwala Beach ©
Beruwala Beach
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association

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): steep yourself in history at Galle Fort and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Galle online day trip planner.

You can drive from Bentota to Galle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Galle are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Jungle Beach
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

1
night
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 16th (Wed), stroll through Mirissa Beach, then look for gifts at Dress Palace, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mirissa road trip planning website.

You can drive from Galle to Mirissa in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In January in Mirissa, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Udawalawa.

Things to do in Mirissa

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

1
night
Udawalawa

Udawalawa ©
On the 17th (Thu), take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then take an exotic tour of Lakpura.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Udawalawa vacation website.

You can drive from Mirissa to Udawalawa in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Udawalawa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Udawalawa

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Lakpura
Highlights from your plan
Lakpura ©
Lakpura
Safaris

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.
On the 18th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple of Dambulla, see where the action happens at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, and then delve into the distant past at Sigiriya.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dambulla trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Udawalawa to Dambulla in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

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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.
On the 19th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Raja Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and finally admire all the interesting features of Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kandy day trip planner.

Drive from Dambulla to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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