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 + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Bentota
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Galle
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Unawatuna
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
4
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Pinnawala
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Sigiriya
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Bentota

The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Ahungalla Sea Turtles Conservation And Research Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, then identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Protection Association, and finally stroll through Bentota Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bentota vacation planner.

Mumbai, India to Bentota is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Mumbai in November, expect nights in Bentota to be a bit warmer, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Galle.

Things to do in Bentota

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Ahungalla Sea Turtles Conservation And Research Center
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

1
night
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Galle sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Bentota to Galle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya ©
Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya

1
night
Unawatuna

Unawatuna
To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Unawatuna road trip website .

Unawatuna is just a short distance from Galle. In November, daily temperatures in Unawatuna can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will leave for Kandy on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Unawatuna

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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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 19th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy War Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pinnawala.

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
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery

1
day
Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Freedom Project.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pinnawala online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Kandy to Pinnawala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Elephant Freedom Project
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Elephant Freedom Project ©
Elephant Freedom Project
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

1
night
Kandy

Kandy
To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kandy road trip website .

Traveling by car from Pinnawala to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You will leave for Sigiriya on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Kandy

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, make a trip to Sigiriya, and then browse the exhibits of Pethikada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Dhilip De Alwis, explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, then don't miss a visit to kaludiya Pokuna, and finally examine the collection at Sigiriya Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Sigiriya trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Kandy to Sigiriya takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock
Pethikada ©
Pethikada

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