7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Anuradhapura
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Habarana
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Trincomalee
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Kandy
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
End: Colombo

1
day
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 13th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mihintale, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kalu Diya Pokuna Natural Black Water Pond, and then delve into the distant past at Ranmasu Uyana.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Anuradhapura holiday planner.

Colombo to Anuradhapura is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Habarana.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Mihintale ©
Mihintale
Ranmasu Uyana ©
Ranmasu Uyana

2
nights
Habarana

Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
On the 14th (Sun), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then stroll through Golden Temple of Dambulla. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Habarana travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Anuradhapura to Habarana takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Habarana

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Safaris
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

1
night
Trincomalee

Trincomalee ©
A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koneswaram Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nilaveli Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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You can drive from Habarana to Trincomalee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Nilaveli Beach
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple ©
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple

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.
On the 17th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Royal Botanical Gardens, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy day trip website .

Getting from Trincomalee to Kandy by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery

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