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:  6 h 30 min
1
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
2
Sigiriya
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4 h
3
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Galle
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Colombo
— 1 day
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil, and finally browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Colombo trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Colombo is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. When traveling from Mumbai in November, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Colombo: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil ©
Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil
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.
On the 19th (Mon), examine the collection at Pethikada, look for gifts at Lanka Silks, stop by Karu Arts & Crafts, then Head underground at The Golden Temple, and finally step into the grandiose world of Golden Cave Temple.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Sigiriya road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Colombo to Sigiriya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dambulla Cave Temple, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Karu Arts & Crafts
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Karu Arts & Crafts ©
Karu Arts & Crafts
Dambulla Cave Temple ©
Dambulla Cave Temple

2
nights
Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hikkaduwa itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sigiriya to Hikkaduwa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. In November in Hikkaduwa, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Galle.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tsunami Photo Museum, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Bentota Beach
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

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 22nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Unawatuna Beach, kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Galle trip itinerary maker tool .

Galle is very close to Hikkaduwa. In November, daily temperatures in Galle can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Jungle Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

1
day
Colombo

Colombo ©
On the 23rd (Fri), look for gifts at Paradise Road, then get outside with National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil, and finally browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Colombo trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Galle to Colombo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct ©
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct
Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil ©
Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil
National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka ©

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