7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly:  1​h
1
Kandy
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Mirissa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Dambulla
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kandy: Elephant Freedom Project (in Kegalle) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asgiriya Maha Viharaya, stroll through Royal Botanical Gardens, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kandy online 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 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Elephant Freedom Project, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

2
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 1st (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally look for gifts at LAZY.RIDE. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach.

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Getting from Kandy to Mirissa by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Uda Walawe National Park.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Galle Fort, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park ©
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Uda Walawe National Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Uda Walawe National Park road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Uda Walawe National Park takes 3.5 hours. November in Uda Walawe National Park sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Udawalawe National Park ©
Udawalawe National Park

1
night
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
On the 4th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, then make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dambulla vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Uda Walawe National Park to Dambulla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs ©
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs

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