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:  5​h 45​min
1
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h
5
Galle
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Bengaluru

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 1st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Colombo online trip builder .

Bengaluru, India to Colombo is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, Colombo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Colombo

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Thewaththa Church (Basilica Ragama)
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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and then don't miss a visit to Demodara Nine Arch Bridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ella trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Colombo to Ella in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Ella

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

2
nights
Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Sigiriya, then view the masterpieces at Pethikada, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sigiriya online tour planner .

You can drive from Ella to Sigiriya in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Golden Temple of Dambulla, Minneriya National Park
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

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 6th (Sun), explore the activities along Kandy Lake, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kandy trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Sigiriya to Kandy takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (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 ©
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

1
night
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 7th (Mon), make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, then look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery, and finally contemplate the long history of Galle Fort.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Galle trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Galle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In October in Galle, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Unawatuna
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

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