7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 15 min
1
Galle
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
3
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Dambulla
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Galle

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 22nd (Wed), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): make a trip to Parrot Rock Bridge, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Galle online visit planner.

Mumbai, India to Galle is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly. April in Galle sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Mirissa
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
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.
On the 25th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, don't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kandy travel planner.

Getting from Galle to Kandy by combination of taxi and flight takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yala National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Yala National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Yala National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Nature Parks
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, then snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ella trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yala National Park to Ella takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden

1
night
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 28th (Tue), Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, then don't miss a visit to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, and then delve into the distant past at Sigiriya.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dambulla holiday website.

Getting from Ella to Dambulla by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs ©
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs

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