7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Kandy
— 1 night
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Nilaveli
— 1 night
3
Arugam Bay
— 1 night
4
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
5
Colombo
— 1 night

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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.
On the 8th (Sun), look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items.

To find reviews and tourist information, go to the Kandy planning website.

Mumbai, India to Kandy is an approximately 7-hour flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nilaveli.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
World Buddhist Museum ©
World Buddhist Museum

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Nilaveli

Nilaveli ©
The coastal resort town of Nilaveli draws visitors with its beaches, dive spots, and seaside hotels.
On the 10th (Tue), fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then brush up on your military savvy at Orr's Hill Army Museum, and then stroll through Nilaveli Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nilaveli road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Nilaveli takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Nilaveli

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Swim with Dolphins
Orr's Hill Army Museum ©
Orr's Hill Army Museum

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Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): look for gifts at Rice & Carry Bags Shop, explore the activities along Arugam Bay, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally explore the activities along Pottuvil Lagoon.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Arugam Bay using our trip planner.

Drive from Nilaveli to Arugam Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Shopping · Nature · Parks · Spas
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Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay
Spas
Pottuvil Lagoon ©
Pottuvil Lagoon

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Unawatuna

Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): stroll through Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Tea House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): stroll through Mihiripenna Beach and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Unawatuna tour planning website.

Drive from Arugam Bay to Unawatuna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Colombo National Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Ganeshism Studio Gallery, then look for gifts at Traditional Gem Mine, and finally hunt for treasures at Pettah.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Colombo planning app.

Getting from Unawatuna to Colombo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

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Pettah ©
Pettah
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Ganeshism Studio Gallery ©
Ganeshism Studio Gallery

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