7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Negombo
Fly + Taxi:  1 h
1
Dambulla
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
3
Peradeniya
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
End: Nuwara Eliya

4
nights
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Popular historic sites such as Golden Temple of Dambulla and Polonnaruwa are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Sigiriya and Mihintale. Get out of town with these interesting Dambulla side-trips: Polonnaruwa Vatadage (in Polonnaruwa), Karu Arts & Crafts (in Naula) and Lanka Silks (in Sigiriya). Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dambulla online driving holiday planner.

Negombo to Dambulla is an approximately 1- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Mihintale, Minneriya National Park, Karu Arts & Crafts
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Polonnaruwa ©
Polonnaruwa

1
night
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 25th (Tue), stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then examine the collection at Raja Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Kandy War Cemetery.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy road trip website.

You can drive from Dambulla to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Peradeniya.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery

1
night
Peradeniya

Peradeniya ©
A suburb of Kandy, Peradeniya draws more than 2 million visitors annually to its royal botanical gardens.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stop by Embilmeegama Tea Factory and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Peradeniya trip itinerary maker app.

Peradeniya is very close to Kandy. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Peradeniya

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Embilmeegama Tea Factory
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Embilmeegama Tea Factory ©
Embilmeegama Tea Factory

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