7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Anuradhapura
— 1 day
2
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
3
Mirissa
— 1 night
4
Kandy
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): examine the collection at Abhayagiri Museum, explore the ancient world of Moonstone or Sandakada pahana, then admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya, and finally delve into the distant past at Ranmasu Uyana.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Anuradhapura trip planner.

Bhubaneswar, India to Anuradhapura is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites · Museums
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Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Ranmasu Uyana ©
Ranmasu Uyana
Moonstone or Sandakada pahana ©
Moonstone or Sandakada pahana

2
nights
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.
You've now added Unawatuna Devol Devalaya to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Unawatuna Devol Devalaya, enjoy the sand and surf at Mihiripenna Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya, and finally stroll through Jungle Beach. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, take in the exciting artwork at Tsunami Photo Museum, then stroll through Narigama Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hikkaduwa day trip planning website.

Getting from Anuradhapura to Hikkaduwa by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach
Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya ©
Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya

1
night
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): make a trip to Parrot Rock Bridge, stroll through Turtle Point, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then view the masterpieces at Art Batiks, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Medawatta Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mirissa online travel planner.

You can drive from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Medawatta Beach ©
Medawatta Beach
Parrot Rock Bridge ©
Parrot Rock Bridge

2
nights
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum, and finally let your taste buds guide you at Withlocals. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens and then stroll the grounds of Kandy War Cemetery.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip site.

Traveling by flight from Mirissa to Kandy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Highlights from your plan
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

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