7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Elephant Freedom Project and Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, engage your brain at Natural Gems and Gemmological Museum, take an in-depth tour of Raja Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Kundasale.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kandy trip itinerary maker.

Colombo to Kandy is an approximately 1- hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time 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

The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ahungalla Beach and Bentota Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Bentota Bazaar. Change things up with a short trip to Narigama Beach in Hikkaduwa (about 58 minutes away). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Protection Association.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bentota online trip maker.

Getting from Kandy to Bentota by combination of train and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Bentota can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Colombo.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Narigama Beach, Ahungalla Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Narigama Beach ©
Narigama 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 find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Colombo trip planner.

Traveling by train from Bentota to Colombo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in October, and nighttime lows around 77°F. You will leave for home on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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