7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  5 h
1
Colombo
— Few hours
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
2
Yala National Park
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
3
Nuwara Eliya
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Mirissa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Bentota
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Bengaluru

few
hours
Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Murugan Temple and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Colombo route builder site.

Bengaluru, India to Colombo is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. In December, Colombo is a bit warmer than Bengaluru - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Colombo

Wildlife Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Murugan Temple
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Yala National Park

One of the most popular national parks in the country, Yala National Park boasts a wide variety of animals, and does important work in conserving and growing populations.
On the 26th (Thu), take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yala National Park travel planner.

Getting from Colombo to Yala National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In December in Yala National Park, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Gregory Lake and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Horton Plains National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nuwara Eliya attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Yala National Park to Nuwara Eliya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake

2
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matara Paravi Duwa Temple, then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then stroll through Mirissa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mihiripenna Beach, then stroll through Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, and finally stop by Dress Palace.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mirissa online trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Nuwara Eliya to Mirissa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Mirissa, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bentota.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Matara Paravi Duwa Temple, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa
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Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach
Swim with Dolphins
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

2
nights
Bentota

The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach, then examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Narigama Beach, and finally stroll through Sea Turtle Hatchery. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bentota online holiday planner.

Getting from Mirissa to Bentota by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Sea Turtle Hatchery, Ahungalla Beach
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

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