7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Colombo
Drive:  2 h 45 min
1
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Nuwara Eliya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Kandy
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
4
Negombo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Dambulla
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
6
Unawatuna
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Colombo

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 12th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, thensnap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, and then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak.

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Colombo to Ella is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Ella

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Horton Plains National Park, explore the activities along Kande-ela Reservoir, thenget to know the fascinating history of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sita Temple.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nuwara Eliya trip maker site.

Getting from Ella to Nuwara Eliya by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandy online trip planner.

Drive from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Negombo.

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

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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 15th (Sun), browse for treasures at Kalpana's Batik & Souvenirs and then enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Negombo online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Negombo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In September in Negombo, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Dambulla.

Things to do in Negombo

Parks Shopping Outdoors
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Kalpana's Batik & Souvenirs ©
Kalpana's Batik & Souvenirs

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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 16th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, thendon't miss a visit to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dambulla trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Negombo to Dambulla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Unawatuna.

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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Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
On the 17th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, browse the exhibits of Pilgrims Lounge Chrishtopher Handicraft and Paint Gallery, thenmake a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, thenkick back and relax at Jungle Beach, and finally look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Unawatuna trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Dambulla to Unawatuna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September in Unawatuna, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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