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 + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Sigiriya
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Kandy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Nuwara Eliya
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Bentota
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Galle
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Bengaluru

few
hours
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 21st (Sat): walk around Galle Face Green, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Colombo day trip planning site .

Bengaluru, India to Colombo is an approximately 5-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Colombo: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka
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Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©

1
night
Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
You've now added Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sigiriya online travel route planner .

Bengaluru, India to Sigiriya is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Royal Botanical Gardens and then steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Kandy War Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asgiriya Maha Viharaya, then stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandy holiday builder website .

Traveling by car from Sigiriya to Kandy takes 3 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Mohini falls and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nuwara Eliya trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bentota.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple ©
Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple

1
night
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Protection Association, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bentota Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kande Viharaya.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Bentota online trip maker .

Getting from Nuwara Eliya to Bentota by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In December, daytime highs in Bentota are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for Galle.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Kande Viharaya Temple
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association
Kande Viharaya Temple ©
Kande Viharaya Temple

1
night
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church and then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Galle vacation planner .

Getting from Bentota to Galle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Shopping
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Cara Jewellers ©
Cara Jewellers
Dutch Reformed Church ©
Dutch Reformed Church

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