7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Colombo
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  1 h
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
3
Galle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Dambulla
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: New Delhi

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 25th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, thenstroll around Galle Face Green, thenlook for gifts at Vogue Jewellers, and finally stroll through Negombo Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Mount Lavinia Beach and then see the interesting displays at Colombo National Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Colombo tour itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Colombo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. When traveling from New Delhi in October, plan for little chillier days in Colombo, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
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Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the activities along Kandy Lake, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena, thendon't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy journey maker site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Colombo to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Galle.

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

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, thenkick back and relax at Jungle Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort. On the next day, stroll through Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, thenget a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenkick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach, and finally stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Galle trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Kandy to Galle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Galle sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Hikkaduwa Beach, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 30th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, thendon't miss a visit to Nine Arches Bridge, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ella day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Galle to Ella takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge

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 31st (Thu), delve into the distant past at Sigiriya and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dambulla trip itinerary website.

Drive from Ella to Dambulla in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya

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