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
— 1 night
train:  3​h
2
Kandy
— 1 night
train:  6​h
3
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Rekawa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Colombo
— Few hours
Fly:  1​h
End: Bengaluru


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1
night
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.
On the 27th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Colombo sightseeing planner.

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. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Historic Sites
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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show and World Buddhist Museum. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): enjoy some music at Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kandy trip builder tool .

Getting from Colombo to Kandy by flight takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ella.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show ©
World Buddhist Museum ©
World Buddhist Museum

1
night
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.
To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ella trip planner .

You can drive from Kandy to Ella in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rekawa.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

2
nights
Rekawa

Rekawa ©
A small town with a laidback vibe squeezed between the ocean and the shores of a rich lagoon surrounded by mangroves, Rekawa draws visitors throughout the year with a pioneering turtle conservation project, the most notable tourist attraction in Rekawa.
Tuk Tuk Safari Tangalle has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): kick back and relax at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa). Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Tuk Tuk Safari Tangalle.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rekawa online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Ella to Rekawa in 3 hours. December in Rekawa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Rekawa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Tangalle
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Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©
Tuk Tuk Safari Tangalle ©
Tuk Tuk Safari Tangalle

few
hours
Colombo

Colombo
To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Colombo day trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rekawa to Colombo. You will leave for home on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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