7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Colombo
— 1 night
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Kandy
— 1 night
3
Mirissa
— 2 nights
4
Ella
— 1 night
5
Hikkaduwa
— 1 night

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Independence Memorial Hall and then stop by Careem Jewellers. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, then browse the eclectic array of goods 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 find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Colombo trip planning site.

Pune, India to Colombo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. In February in Colombo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can 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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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), explore and take pictures at Royal Botanical Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, then don't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kandy online driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of taxi and train from Colombo to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow 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
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 12th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, then kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, then look for gifts at Made In Ceylon, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Unawatuna Devol Devalaya. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach and then kick back and relax at Mihiripenna Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mirissa driving holiday planner.

Getting from Kandy to Mirissa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February in Mirissa, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car 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

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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.
On the 14th (Fri), take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, then learn the tricks of the trade with Honey Bee Garden, and finally stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ella tour planner.

Drive from Mirissa to Ella in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Ella

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

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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.
On the 15th (Sat), browse the exhibits of Saffron Robes, then kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Tsunami Photo Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hikkaduwa day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ella to Hikkaduwa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Tsunami Photo Museum
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Saffron Robes ©
Saffron Robes

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