Sri Lanka Itinerary 1 Week

Sri Lanka Itinerary 1 Week

Looking for Sri Lanka Itinerary for 1 Week? Sri Lanka is a small island paradise where one week tour plan will be pretty enough for you to cover the best of the country.

This had made the week wise holidays the most popular. Let’s check what are the best attraction and experiences that you can add to get the best from your tour.

Sri Lanka Itinerary 1 Week Summary

  • Day 1 – Sigiriya
  • Day 2 – Kandy
  • Day 3 – Nuwara Eliya
  • Day 4 – Ella
  • Day 5 – Bentota
  • Day 6 & 7 – Colombo

Day 1 – Sigiriya


Sigiriya is one of the iconic destination in Sri Lanka. It is quite a showcase of fine cultural, historical and nature significances.

In just a 2 hours’ drive from the Colombo international airport to north central of Sri Lanka you will be arriving to this amazing destination that is ready to offer you the best to make your days a memorable one.

The first day of your Sri Lanka tour you are arriving to you a world heritage site that is also celebrated at one of the historical capital in the tear drop island for centuries.

The dry land geographical formation is such am awe inspiring offering you relaxing retreats in everywhere you look around.

The UNNESCO heritage Sigirya rock fortress is the most mesmerizing cultural attraction that you must visit. Do some reading to learn about its history, cultural and archeological values.

The site is such a spectacular especially if you are lucky to visit here at sunrise and sunset hours.

The fortress was belonging to a late king who has added enormous artistic invention to the citadel that is including mind blowing architectural features and a fresco gallery with beautiful female portraits and many more.

The mirror wall appears as a romantic monument that is full the poems written about the ladies in the frescos. The top of the rock is very scenic where you can get a bird view of this greenly land, thus climbing around 2500 won’t disappoint you for sure.

Apart from Sigiriya rock fortress you may also visit Minneriya Elephant safari, Hiriwadunna lake, and also can explore a local village to get an authentic experience about the local culture and if visit here at the right season can also try out astonishing hot air ballooning as well.

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Day 2 – Kandy


The second day of the tour you will move to the heart of the central highland in Sri Lanka that is none other than Kandy.

Kandy is portraying a complete different picture to Sigiriya where you will find the city is surrounded by a sky embracing mountain summits.

The city is such a comforting metropolis with its fascinating landscapes and geographical formation.

You may also find some beautiful waterfalls as well if you get some more timing to discover the entire destination.

Kandy has always being celebrated as one of the most visited destination in Sri Lanka and that is not just for the natural sceneries that it offers you.

Kandy has been a significant kingdom back then and even during the colonial period it shares a good amount of historical, and cultural values in every corner of the city.

This offers you many cultural, historical and religious places to admire from the list that is including the most precious sacred temple of tooth relic, Embekke temple, Gadaladeniya temple, Lankathilaka temple and many more.

Apart from these places you can also visit royal botanical garden, Bahirawakanda, Udawattekele forest reserve, Batic factory, spice garden, Hantana tea museum, Ambuluwawa tower, Hantana mountain range on your time permits.

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Day 3 – Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya

In two hours’ drive from the soothing capital Kandy we are ready to take you to one of the most exciting part of the tour and that is none other than the most famous NuwaraEliya that is embraced by the locals as the “little England” for many reason.

Everything in this beautiful city is absolutely magical. It will offer you a delighting sensation throughout your stay.

The city is full of extended tea plantations, dancing waterfalls, sky high mountain ranges and misty roads.

The world famous black tea is produced in Sri Lanka and NuwaraEliya does a considerable part in contributing. Visit a tea plantation and a tea producing factory where you will be also blessed to try out some tea tasting session.

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Day 4 – Ella


We are heading to the most thrilling Ella from NuwaraEliya. Ella is another natural wonder that is ready to add so many exciting memories to your travel journal.

You may visit Ella by a train ride from NuwaraEliya there you will be lucky to enjoy one of the most scenic train rides in the world.

Ella is renowned as an adventurous destination where you can revel some hiking, and trekking sessions that takes you amid lush tea plantations to breathtaking views.

Ella is also a place where you can try a natural bath at a safe point.

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Day 5 – Bentota


So now we are going to get some sun, sand sea moments to your travel diaries. It will takes few hours to arrive here all the way from Ella, but we can promise you that you will be grateful for this beautiful island for offering you this mesmerizing destinations.

Bentota is all about beautiful beaches with golden sandy shores. You can enjoy the beaches for the entire day and if you like to add some more memories you may visit Madhu river safari, fish foot therapy, turtle hatchery, and also can enjoy some thrilling water sports too.

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Day 6 & 7 – Colombo


Sadly we are going to conclude the one week travel plan from Colombo, yet don’t worry the excitement that it brings you not yet finish.

Colombo is the commercial capital in Sri Lanka where you will be finding great international and local dining options, cozy hotels, shopping places and many more.

Colombo is also known as a cultural hub as it is keep attracting dynamic practices and norms that add colors to the city.

If you are a foody you will love Colombo because you get many choices including mouthwatering spice food to try out here.

There are a series of historical and cultural attractions as well based in Colombo where you can visit during  the stay.

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About the Author: Editorial Staff

Editorial Staff at T2 Travels Sri Lanka is a team of experts who are specialists in Sri Lanka tourism.