7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly + Taxi:  8​h
1
Dambulla
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Yala National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Ella
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 15​min
5
Kandy
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Kuwait City

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.
On the 20th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple of Dambulla, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis, and then explore the ancient world of Sigiriya.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dambulla online sightseeing planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Dambulla is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Dambulla due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Dhilip De Alwis
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis

1
night
Yala National Park

Yala National Park ©
One of the most popular national parks in the country, Yala National Park boasts a wide variety of animals, and does important work in conserving and growing populations.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yala National Park travel route planner.

You can fly from Dambulla to Yala National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daytime highs in Yala National Park are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Ella.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks Nature
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and then admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ella online holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yala National Park to Ella. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arch Bridge ©
Nine Arch Bridge
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

2
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, stroll through Jungle Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery, kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirissa Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Unawatuna trip app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ella to Unawatuna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Unawatuna are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mirissa Beach, Galle Fort, Hikkaduwa Beach
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa 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 25th (Tue), explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then make a trip to Kandy view point, and finally stroll through Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough 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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