7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Mysuru (Mysore)
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
Kosgoda
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kalkudah
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Anuradhapura
— 1 night
5
Jaffna
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 15​min
End: Mysuru (Mysore)

1
night
Kosgoda

Kosgoda ©
On the 29th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Protection Association, stroll through Beruwala Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bentota Beach, then kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kosgoda route tool .

Mysuru (Mysore), India to Kosgoda is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in December, with highs in Kosgoda at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Kosgoda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bentota, Ahungalla Beach, Hikkaduwa Beach, Beruwala Beach
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Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Udawattekele Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kandy travel route tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kosgoda to Kandy in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Udawattekele Sanctuary ©
Udawattekele Sanctuary

1
night
Kalkudah

Kalkudah ©
On the 1st (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Pasikudah Beach and then kick back and relax at Passikudah Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kalkudah driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Kandy to Kalkudah takes 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Passikudah Beach ©
Passikudah Beach

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night
Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Isurumuniya Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Maha Boodhi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba, and finally don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Anuradhapura visit planning website .

You can drive from Kalkudah to Anuradhapura in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Jaffna.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Isurumuniya Temple ©
Isurumuniya Temple
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

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Jaffna

Jaffna ©
A center of Tamil culture, the city of Jaffna remains in the process of rebuilding after suffering greatly during the civil war.
To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jaffna attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Anuradhapura to Jaffna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Jaffna

Historic Sites
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Nallur Kovil ©
Nallur Kovil

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