7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Kandy
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  1​h 45​min
2
Bentota
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Colombo
— 1 night
End: Colombo

2
nights
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Udawattekele Sanctuary. Go for a jaunt from Kandy to Kegalle to see Elephant Freedom Project about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Kundasale, make a trip to Degaldoruwa Temple, and engage your brain at Natural Gems and Gemmological Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip itinerary planner .

Colombo to Kandy is an approximately 1-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bentota.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Elephant Freedom Project, Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Kundasale
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Elephant Freedom Project ©
Elephant Freedom Project
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Udawattekele Sanctuary ©
Udawattekele Sanctuary

2
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Narigama Beach. Kids will enjoy Bentota Beach and Ahungalla Beach. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Protection Association, and don't miss a visit to Bentota Bazaar.

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Do a combination of train and taxi from Kandy to Bentota in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In October in Bentota, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can take a train to Colombo.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ahungalla Beach, Narigama Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla 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.
To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Colombo online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Bentota to Colombo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, daytime highs in Colombo are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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