7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Athens
Fly:  15 h
1
Anuradhapura
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Nilaveli
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  4 h
3
Galle
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Athens

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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.
On the 7th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Short Handed Statue and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruwanwelisaya. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Isurumuniya Temple.

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Athens, Greece to Anuradhapura is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Athens to Anuradhapura, you'll lose 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nilaveli.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya

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Nilaveli

The coastal resort town of Nilaveli draws visitors with its beaches, dive spots, and seaside hotels.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Trincomalee War Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mamangam Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nilaveli trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Nilaveli in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Nilaveli

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Trincomalee
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Trincomalee War Cemetery ©
Trincomalee War Cemetery

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Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the waterfront activity at Hikkaduwa Harbour, thenview the masterpieces at Tsunami Photo Museum, and then stop by Lihiniya Gems.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Galle online trip builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nilaveli to Galle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September in Galle, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Lihiniya Gems ©
Lihiniya Gems
Community Tsunami Museum ©
Community Tsunami Museum

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