7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Negombo
— Few hours
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  45 min
2
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
3
Nuwara Eliya
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
5
Mirissa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Bentota
— 1 night
+3
Taxi + Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 30 min
End: Hyderabad

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hours
Negombo

Negombo ©
Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
On the 24th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach, and then look for gifts at DIANA Souvenirs.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Negombo journey planner.

Hyderabad, India to Negombo is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. Traveling from Hyderabad in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Negombo, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Negombo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): see Multi-day Tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and then walk around Galle Face Green.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Colombo road trip tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Negombo to Colombo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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.
On the 26th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Horton Plains National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Kande-ela Reservoir, and then get to know the fascinating history of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nuwara Eliya itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Kande-ela Reservoir ©
Kande-ela Reservoir

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 27th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, then see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

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Traveling by car from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mirissa.

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
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

2
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 28th (Tue), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery, then kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, and finally stroll through Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mirissa trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, Galle Fort
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

1
night
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Protection Association, stroll through Bentota Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bentota trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Mirissa to Bentota in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In January, daytime highs in Bentota are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Spas Beaches
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association
Spas

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