7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mirissa
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach, browse the exhibits of Tsunami Photo Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bentota Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, then stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Saffron Robes Gallery and Studio.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hikkaduwa travel route planner .

Mumbai, India to Hikkaduwa is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Mumbai in November, expect nights in Hikkaduwa to be a bit warmer, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mirissa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Bentota Beach, Galle Fort, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

1
night
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): look for gifts at LAZY.RIDE, stroll through Mirissa Beach, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mirissa itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa takes 1.5 hours. November in Mirissa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 27th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asgiriya Maha Viharaya, and finally identify plant and animal life at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kandy road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mirissa to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

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
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

2
nights
Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): make a trip to Sigiriya, then explore the galleries of Pethikada, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sigiriya trip site .

You can drive from Kandy to Sigiriya in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Karu Arts & Crafts, Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Karu Arts & Crafts ©
Karu Arts & Crafts

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