7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Galle
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kalkudah
— 1 night
Drive
4
Habarana
— 2 nights
Fly

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Galle

— 2 nights
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) and Mihiripenna Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Dalawella Beach and Silent Beach. Go for a jaunt from Galle to Beruwala to see Safaris about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rumasalla Mountain, contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, and stop by Cara Jewellers.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Galle road trip website.

New Delhi, India to Galle is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi in October, expect nights in Galle to be somewhat warmer, around 29°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Udawalawe National Park

— 1 night
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Udawalawe National Park trip planner.

Drive from Galle to Udawalawe National Park in 3.5 hours. In October in Udawalawe National Park, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
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Highlights from your trip

Kalkudah

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): make a trip to Coconut Cultural Park and then kick back and relax at Passikudah Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kalkudah trip planner.

Getting from Udawalawe National Park to Kalkudah by car takes about 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Habarana.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Habarana

— 2 nights
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then relax and rejuvenate at Arogya Spa, and finally view the masterpieces at Pethikada.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Habarana trip itinerary app.

Drive from Kalkudah to Habarana in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Habarana

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

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Sri Lanka travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.