7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  5​h
1
Colombo
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Yala National Park
— 1 night
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): pause for some photo ops at Murugan Temple and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Colombo trip itinerary builder app .

Bengaluru, India to Colombo is an approximately 5-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, things will get a bit warmer in Colombo: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Colombo

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

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), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yala National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Colombo to Yala National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Yala National Park can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Outdoors Wildlife 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Gregory Lake and then explore the striking landscape of Horton Plains National Park.

Start your trip to Nuwara Eliya by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Yala National Park to Nuwara Eliya takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature 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.
On the 28th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Matara Paravi Duwa Temple, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mihiripenna Beach, then stroll through Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery, and finally look for gifts at Dress Palace.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mirissa itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nuwara Eliya to Mirissa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stroll through Ahungalla Beach, then examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Narigama Beach, and finally stroll through Sea Turtle Hatchery. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bentota online road trip planner .

You can drive from Mirissa to Bentota in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December in Bentota, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Ahungalla Beach, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Sea Turtle Hatchery
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Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

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