7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Colombo
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
Drive:  10 h 15 min
2
Yala National Park
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Nuwara Eliya
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Colombo
— 1 night
End: Colombo

2
nights
Hikkaduwa

One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hikkaduwa trip builder tool.

Colombo to Hikkaduwa is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Hikkaduwa are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Spas, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center
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Spas
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Yala National Park

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.
For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yala National Park day trip site.

You can drive from Hikkaduwa to Yala National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Yala National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You will leave for Kandy on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Yala National Park

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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1
night
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 12th (Thu), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, thenexplore the activities along Kandy Lake, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kandy online travel route builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Yala National Park to Kandy in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Spas

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Spas & Wellness
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the activities along Gregory Lake and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the next day, stroll through Horton Plains National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nuwara Eliya journey maker app.

Drive from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

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

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.
For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Colombo trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping
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Urban Island ©
Urban Island

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