7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Galle
— 2 nights
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Arugam Bay
— 1 night
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Nilaveli
— 1 night
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Dambulla
— 1 night
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Kandy
— 1 night

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Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tsunami Photo Museum and Saffron Robes. Visiting Sinharaja Forest Reserve and Jungle Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Galle: Hikkaduwa (Community Tsunami Museum & Hikkaduwa Beach). The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Galle holiday planning app.

Mumbai, India to Galle is an approximately 8-hour flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Galle

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Sinharaja Forest Reserve ©
Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach

1
night
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stop by Rice & Carry Bags Shop, contemplate the waterfront views at Arugam Bay, then boost your wellbeing at Deergayu Acupressure Center, and finally explore the activities along Pottuvil Lagoon.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Arugam Bay day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galle to Arugam Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Arugam Bay are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nilaveli.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Shopping · Nature · Parks
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Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay
Pottuvil Lagoon ©
Pottuvil Lagoon

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Nilaveli

Nilaveli ©
The coastal resort town of Nilaveli draws visitors with its beaches, dive spots, and seaside hotels.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, get up close to creatures of the deep with NILAVELI BLUE DIVING CENTRE, and then kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nilaveli route builder app.

Drive from Arugam Bay to Nilaveli in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Nilaveli

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
NILAVELI BLUE DIVING CENTRE ©
NILAVELI BLUE DIVING CENTRE
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple ©
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple

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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 22nd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Sigiriya and then stroll through Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Dambulla day trip app.

Getting from Nilaveli to Dambulla by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Galmaduwa temple kandy, then stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy trip maker app.

You can drive from Dambulla to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
World Buddhist Museum ©
World Buddhist Museum

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