7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Kandy
— 1 day
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Galle
— 3 nights
3
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 16th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Royal Botanical Gardens, then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and then make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy online tour itinerary planner.

Surat, India to Kandy is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

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nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
We've included these beaches for you: Jungle Beach and Ahungalla Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tsunami Photo Museum and Unawatuna Devol Devalaya. Get out of town with these interesting Galle side-trips: Community Tsunami Museum (in Hikkaduwa), Bentota Beach (in Bentota) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mirissa). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Cara Jewellers, and take in the exciting artwork at Saffron Robes.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Galle travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kandy to Galle by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Galle, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa, Bentota Beach, Ahungalla Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex ©
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

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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 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Ritigala Forest Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Isurumuniya Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruwanwelisaya, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Anuradhapura trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Galle to Anuradhapura in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Ritigala Forest Monastery ©
Ritigala Forest Monastery
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya

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