7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Sigiriya
— 1 night
2
Ella
— 2 nights
3
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
4
Kandy
— 1 night

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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 traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sigiriya visit site.

Colombo to Sigiriya is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. 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

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

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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. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Mahamevnawa Monastery, savor the flavors at Honey Bee Garden, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Ella road trip planning app.

You can drive from Sigiriya to Ella in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes

Side Trip

Mahamevnawa Monastery
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

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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 and then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, 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 where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Unawatuna travel planner.

Traveling by car from Ella to Unawatuna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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

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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 where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kandy road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Unawatuna to Kandy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. 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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