7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  1​h 30​min
1
Colombo
— Few hours
taxi + train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Yala National Park
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
5
Mirissa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Bentota
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Colombo
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

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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.
For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Colombo vacation planner .

Bengaluru, India to Colombo is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 31°C in Colombo. On the 14th (Sun), you're off toKandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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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 14th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and finally appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kandy trip app .

Traveling by flight from Colombo to Kandy takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, 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

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ravana's Cave as well as Ravana Ella Falls. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, explore the fascinating underground world of Ravana's Cave, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, and finally admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ella day trip website .

You can drive from Kandy to Ella in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

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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.
On the 16th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiri Vehera and then appreciate the history behind Buduruwagala.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yala National Park trip builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ella to Yala National Park. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kiri Vehera
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Kiri Vehera ©
Kiri Vehera
Buduruwagala ©
Buduruwagala

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Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 17th (Wed), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, and then kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mirissa trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a bus from Yala National Park to Mirissa in 5.5 hours. In July in Mirissa, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Mirissa

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa ©
Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa

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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 18th (Thu): walk around Galle Face Green and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Protection Association and then kick back and relax at Bentota Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bentota trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Bentota takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Bentota sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Colombo.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Galle Face Green, Hikkaduwa Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach

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Colombo

Colombo ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): make a trip to Independence Square and then see the interesting displays at Colombo National Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Colombo trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Bentota to Colombo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums
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Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Independence Square ©
Independence Square

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