7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 15​min
1
Bentota
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Ahungalla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Mirissa
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Dambulla
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Chennai

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Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Protection Association, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, and then make a trip to Bentota Bazaar. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Leather.lk, then stroll through Kalutara Beach, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally see the interesting displays at Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bentota trip itinerary builder tool .

Chennai, India to Bentota is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in Bentota are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ahungalla.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kalutara, Leather.lk
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Ahungalla

Ahungalla ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Galagoda Shailatharama Viharaya, then contemplate the waterfront views at Madugnga Lake, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ahungalla tour itinerary planner .

Ahungalla is just a stone's throw from Bentota. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Ahungalla

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Madugnga Lake, Galagoda Shailatharama Viharaya
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Madugnga Lake ©
Madugnga Lake
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

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Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mirissa road trip site .

You can drive from Ahungalla to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. December in Mirissa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Beaches Tours
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spas

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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 25th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Kandy view point, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Mirissa to Kandy by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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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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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 26th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, then make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, and then stroll through Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dambulla day trip planner .

You can drive from Kandy to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

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