7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + bus:  10​h 15​min
2
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Nuwara Eliya
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Colombo
— 1 night
End: Colombo

2
nights
Hikkaduwa

One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
On the 9th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hikkaduwa planner .

Colombo to Hikkaduwa is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. March in Hikkaduwa sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Spas, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spas
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach

1
night
Yala National Park

Yala National Park
One of the most popular national parks in the country, Yala National Park boasts a wide variety of animals, and does important work in conserving and growing populations.
For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yala National Park day trip planning website .

Do a combination of train and bus from Hikkaduwa to Yala National Park in 10.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Yala National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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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 12th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and then stroll through Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kandy online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Yala National Park to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Spas

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Spas & Wellness
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 13th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Gregory Lake and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Horton Plains National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nuwara Eliya travel planner.

You can drive from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Spas
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Spas
Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake

1
night
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.
To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Colombo trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. March in Colombo sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping
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Urban Island ©
Urban Island

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