7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Colombo
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
4
Arugam Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Ella
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  9​h
End: Ahmedabad

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): look for gifts at Careem Jewellers.

To see reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Colombo online tour itinerary planner .

Ahmedabad, India to Colombo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. When traveling from Ahmedabad in June, plan for little chillier days in Colombo, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Careem Jewellers
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Careem Jewellers ©
Careem Jewellers
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct ©
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct
Pettah ©
Pettah

2
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stroll through Hikkaduwa Beach, explore the galleries of Tsunami Photo Museum, then stroll through Jungle Beach, and finally look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, kick back and relax at Mihiripenna Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Unawatuna online day trip planner .

Getting from Colombo to Unawatuna by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa Beach, Tsunami Photo Museum, Mirissa Beach
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

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 18th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asgiriya Maha Viharaya, then stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, then steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Kandy takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Muhudu Maha Viharaya, explore the ancient world of Sangamankandy Pilliyar Kovil, then visit a coastal fixture at Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, then contemplate the waterfront views at Arugam Bay, and finally look for gifts at Rice & Carry Bags Shop.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Arugam Bay road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Arugam Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Shopping Historic Sites Spas
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 19:
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Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay
Muhudu Maha Vihara ©
Muhudu Maha Vihara

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night
Ella

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, then look for gifts at Ella Gem & Jewelry, and then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ella trip planner .

You can drive from Arugam Bay to Ella in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Shopping
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Gem & Jewelry ©
Ella Gem & Jewelry

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