7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Galle
— 1 night
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Mirissa
— 1 night
3
Kandy
— 1 night
4
Nuwara Eliya
— 1 night
5
Sigiriya
— 2 nights

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Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, browse the exhibits of Saffron Robes, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach, and finally examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum.

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Bengaluru, India to Galle is an approximately 7-hour flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bengaluru in January: high temperatures in Galle hover around 37°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Galle

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Jungle Beach
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

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Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 3rd (Fri), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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You can drive from Galle to Mirissa in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In January, daytime highs in Mirissa are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spas

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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 4th (Sat): explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then don't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kandy route planning tool.

You can fly from Mirissa to Kandy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Hakgala Botanic Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horton Plains National Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kande-ela Reservoir.

To see photos and tourist information, read our Nuwara Eliya day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Hakgala Botanic Gardens ©
Hakgala Botanic Gardens
Kande-ela Reservoir ©
Kande-ela Reservoir

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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 6th (Mon): browse for treasures at sigiri art gallery, make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Temple of Dambulla, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dambulla Cave Temple, and finally view the masterpieces at Pethikada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the ancient world of Sigiriya.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Nuwara Eliya to Sigiriya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Dambulla, Dambulla Cave Temple
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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