7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Anuradhapura
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Trincomalee
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
4
Galle
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Ritigala Forest Monastery, make a trip to Isurumuniya Temple, thenadmire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Anuradhapura sightseeing planner.

Mumbai, India to Anuradhapura is an approximately 8-hour flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Velgam Vehera, kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Trincomalee War Cemetery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koneswaram Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Trincomalee online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Trincomalee in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Nilaveli Beach
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Trincomalee War Cemetery ©
Trincomalee War Cemetery
Koneswaram Temple ©
Koneswaram Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy day trip planning website.

You can drive from Trincomalee to Kandy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Jayamali Batiks Studio ©
Jayamali Batiks Studio

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cara Jewellers and Dutch Reformed Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Galle Fort and Tsunami Photo Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galle: Community Tsunami Museum (in Hikkaduwa), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mirissa) and Bentota Beach (in Bentota). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Jungle Beach and stroll through Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Galle trip planner.

You can fly from Kandy to Galle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, Tsunami Photo Museum, Community Tsunami Museum, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Bentota Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Dutch Reformed Church ©
Dutch Reformed Church

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