7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  4​h
1
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
Mirissa
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2​h 45​min
4
Ella
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Hikkaduwa
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Pune

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.
On the 9th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Independence Memorial Hall and then look for gifts at Careem Jewellers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, then hunt for treasures at Pettah, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ganeshism Studio Gallery.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Colombo trip planner.

Pune, India to Colombo is an approximately 4-hour flight. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Careem Jewellers
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Careem Jewellers ©
Careem Jewellers
Pettah ©
Pettah
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct ©
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct

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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 11th (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Royal Botanical Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asgiriya Maha Viharaya, then stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Kandy trip planner.

You can fly from Colombo to Kandy in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mirissa.

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

2
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, then stop by Made In Ceylon, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Unawatuna Devol Devalaya. On your second day here, stroll through Mirissa Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mihiripenna Beach.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Mirissa online travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Mirissa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Galle Fort
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach

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 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Nine Arch Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, then take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden, and finally get a new perspective on nature at R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

To find reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ella trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Mirissa to Ella by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arch Bridge ©
Nine Arch Bridge
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden

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night
Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery, then view the masterpieces at Saffron Robes, then kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Tsunami Photo Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hikkaduwa trip builder website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Ella to Hikkaduwa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lak Gems & Jewellery, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Lak Gems & Jewellery ©
Lak Gems & Jewellery

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