7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Bentota
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Dambulla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dolphin & Whale Watching. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bentota Beach, and then make a trip to Bentota Bazaar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Ahungalla Sea Turtles Conservation And Research Center, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Protection Association, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bentota trip itinerary maker .

Mumbai, India to Bentota is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Bentota. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Ahungalla Sea Turtles Conservation And Research Center
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association

3
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Mihiripenna Beach and Spas & Wellness. Family-friendly places like Jungle Beach and Narigama Beach will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Unawatuna to Hikkaduwa to see Hikkaduwa Beach about 40 minutes away.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Unawatuna travel planner.

Getting from Bentota to Unawatuna by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Unawatuna can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Hikkaduwa
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach
Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach

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 30th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy sightseeing planning app .

Getting from Unawatuna to Kandy by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dambulla.

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
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Popham's Arboretum, then make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

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Getting from Kandy to Dambulla by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Popham's Arboretum ©
Popham's Arboretum
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs ©
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs

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