7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Colombo
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
1
Sigiriya
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Ella
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
4
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
End: Colombo

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.
On the 13th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park. On the next day, make a trip to Sigiriya, view the masterpieces at Pethikada, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sigiriya visit site.

Colombo to Sigiriya is an approximately 2.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Minneriya National Park, Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

2
nights
Ella

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
On the 15th (Tue), make a trip to Nine Arches Bridge, then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahamevnawa Monastery, take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden, and then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ella driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Sigiriya to Ella takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

2
nights
Unawatuna

Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): kick back and relax at Bentota Beach, then look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery, and then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Unawatuna trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ella to Unawatuna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October in Unawatuna, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Bentota Beach, Galle Fort, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

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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 19th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena, then stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kandy road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

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

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