7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Kandy
— 1 night
train + taxi:  1​h 45​min
2
Beruwala
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Galle
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Manama

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 31st (Wed), look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio, steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then take an in-depth tour of Raja Museum, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy road trip planning site .

Manama, Bahrain to Kandy is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Manama to Kandy is 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Beruwala.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Shopping Nature
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Jayamali Batiks Studio ©
Jayamali Batiks Studio

1
night
Beruwala

Beruwala ©
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Protection Association and then stop by Dara Gems & Jewellery.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Beruwala attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Kandy to Beruwala takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Beruwala

Shopping Classes Wildlife

Side Trip

Sea Turtle Protection Association
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Dara Gems & Jewellery ©
Dara Gems & Jewellery
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Get outdoors at Jungle Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Mirissa Beach and Unawatuna Beach. Go for a jaunt from Galle to Mirissa to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort and stop by Embark.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Galle day trip planner .

Drive from Beruwala to Galle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mirissa, Jungle Beach, Hikkaduwa Beach
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

1
night
Colombo

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): examine the collection at Colombo National Museum, then stop by Barefoot, then stop by Stone 'N' String, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Colombo vacation app .

Drive from Galle to Colombo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Colombo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Stone 'N' String ©
Stone 'N' String
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum

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