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One Week Sri Lanka Itinerary – Frangipani (Sri Lanka in 7 Days 6 Nights)

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Tour Details

Are you looking for a short holiday to Sri Lanka in 7 days? This small island nation in South Asia offers a blend of culture, adventure, and natural beauty, from its picturesque beaches to ancient temples, wildlife reserves, and scenic tea plantations. Here is a our one week Sri Lanka itinerary, “Frangipani” that will help you explore the best of Sri Lanka.

Our drivers are fully experienced and flexible, so you can make slight changes to the tour itinerary even during the tour if you like.

TOUR STARTColombo/Negombo
TOUR ENDColombo
INCLUDED
Private air-conditioned vehicle
Private English-speaking driver for the entire journey
Accommodations* (bed & breakfast)
Guidance to locations
All government taxes
All travel expenses are covered, including highway tolls, fuel, and parking
NOT INCLUDED
Sightseeing entrance charges
Meals
Train tickets
Guide/driver tips

One Week Sri Lanka Itinerary


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Day 1 – Negombo to Anuradhapura

Your one week Sri Lanka itinerary begins with a pick-up from Bandaranaike International Airport and a direct transfer to Munneswaram Kovil in Chilaw.

The Munneswaram Kovil is a popular tourist destination. It is known for its beautiful architecture and its intricate carvings. The temple is also a place of pilgrimage for Hindus from all over Sri Lanka.

You will then proceed to Anuradhapura, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this day, you will explore the ancient sacred city of Anuradhapura and its many Buddhist temples and ruins.

You will stay overnight in Anuradhapura at the end of the first day of your one week Sri Lanka itinerary.

First day of Sri Lanka in 7 days, you will visit the following tourist locations:

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Day 2 – Anuradhapura To Trincomalee

On the second day of your one week Sri Lanka itinerary, you will visit Mihintale, a sacred mountain where Buddhism is believed to have been introduced to Sri Lanka in the 3rd century BCE by the Indian monk Mahinda.

You will then proceed directly to Trincomalee, a beautiful city located on the northeast coast of Sri Lanka. It is surrounded by lush green hills and the azure waters of the Bay of Bengal. The city has several beaches, including Nilaveli Beach and Uppuveli Beach, which are known for their white sand and clear waters.

There you will visit Fort Frederick, which is situated on a headland overlooking the Bay of Bengal. It is one of the largest and most well-preserved forts in Sri Lanka. The fort is a triangular structure with three bastions and a moat. It is now a popular tourist destination and offers stunning views of the city and the bay.

Driver will take you to your hotel in Trincomalee, where you will stay overnight.

You will visit the following places on this day.

  • Mihintale Temple
  • Fort Frederick
  • Konneswaram Kovil
  • Shankari Devi shrine

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Day 3 – Trincomalee Day Excursion

Driver will pick you up at the hotel and drop you at the point where whale watching starts. The most common whales seen in Trincomalee are the blue whale, the sperm whale, and the humpback whale. These whales can grow up to 100 feet long and weigh up to 200 tons. They are an amazing sight to see, and whale watching is a truly unforgettable experience.

Then you will visit Pigeon Island National Park, a marine national park located 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli. The island’s name derives from the rock pigeon which has colonized it. The national park contains some of the best remaining coral reefs of Sri Lanka.

The park is home to a variety of marine life, including coral reefs, fish, turtles, and dolphins. The coral reefs are home to over 100 species of hard coral and 200 species of fish. The park is also a nesting ground for sea turtles.

You can go snorkeling or diving in the clear waters of the park to see the amazing marine life. You can also take a boat trip around the island or simply relax on the beach and enjoy the stunning views.

You will stay overnight in Trincomalee at the end of the day of your one week Sri Lanka itinerary.

Third day of Sri Lanka in 7 days, you will visit the following tourist locations:

  • Whale Watching
  • Pigeon Island National Park

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Day 4 – Trincomalee to Sigiriya

On the fourth day of your 7 day Sri Lanka tour, you will visit Kanniya Hot Springs, a site with hot wells located in Trincomalee. There are seven wells in a square shape. Wells are only 3–4 feet deep and you can clearly see the bottom. The temperature is considerably high but vary slightly from one spring to another. Wells run out of water, when 10-15 buckets of water are taken out.

Next, you will visit Polonnaruwa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will explore the ruins of this ancient city, which was the second capital of Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 993. It was also a major center of Buddhism, and it is home to some of the most impressive Buddhist ruins in Sri Lanka, including the Lankatilaka Temple, the Gal Vihara, and the Vatadage.

After that, you will proceed to Minneriya National Park for a wildlife jeep safari. The park is famous for its large gathering of Asian elephants, which can number up to 350 during the dry season. It is also home to a variety of other wildlife, including water buffalo, spotted deer, sloth bears, and leopards.

Then the driver will take you to your hotel in Sigiriya, where you will stay overnight.

Your one week Sri Lanka itinerary includes visiting the following tourist locations on the fourth day.

  • Kanniya Hot Springs
  • Ancient city of Polonnaruwa
  • Jeep Safari in Minneriya National Park

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Day 5 – Sigiriya to Kandy

Our driver will pick you up early in the morning to see the sunrise with a 360-degree panoramic view from the top of Pidurangala Rock.

After that, the driver will drop you off at your hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, you will go on a village tour in Sigiriya, where you can experience Sri Lankan culture in a truly authentic way.

You will proceed to Kandy, a hill city in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It is the second-largest city in Sri Lanka and was the last capital of the Sinhalese kingdom. Kandy is a beautiful and historic city that is worth visiting. It is a great place to learn about Sri Lankan culture and history, and to experience the beauty of the Sri Lankan countryside.

On the way to Kandy, you can visit the Matale Hindu Temple. If you like, you can also visit a spice garden. Your next stop will be Nalanda Gedige, which is considered to be the absolute center of Sri Lanka.

After that, you will visit the Temple of the Tooth in the afternoon. The Temple of the Tooth is a Buddhist temple in Kandy, that houses the tooth relic of the Buddha. It is one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world.

Then the driver will take you to your hotel in Kandy, where you will stay overnight.

The following tourist locations will be on the fifth day of your one week Sri Lanka itinerary.

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Day 6 – Kandy to Colombo

In the morning, you will travel to Peradeniya to see the Royal Botanical Garden. The Royal Botanical Garden is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka. The garden was founded in 1821 and is home to a wide variety of plants, including orchids, ferns, and trees.

After that, you will go white water rafting in Kitulgala. It is a small town in Sri Lanka that is known for its white water rafting. The Kelani River, which flows through Kitulgala, is a Class II to III rapid river, making it a popular choice for white water rafters of all experience levels.

Then, you will proceed directly to Colombo, where you will stay overnight.

The following tourist locations will be visited by you on the sixth day of your one week Sri Lanka itinerary.

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Day 7 – Colombo to Airport

In the morning of Day 7, you will be taken on a Colombo city tour. You can visit some of the city’s most popular landmarks, such as the Gangaramaya Temple, the National Museum, and the Pettah Market.

After that, you will be transferred to the Bandaranaike International Airport for your departure flight.

The following locations will be visited by you on the last day of your one week Sri Lanka itinerary.

  • Colombo City Tour
  • Shopping
  • Bandaranaike International Airport

We have another 7 day tour package available. You can find more information here: Sri Lanka 7 Days Tour Package (Daisy)

FAQs about a One Week Sri Lanka Itinerary (Frangipani)

What are the must-visit places in Sri Lanka?

Sigiriya (A UNESCO World Heritage Site), Dambulla Cave Temples, Kandy: The former capital of Sri Lanka, Ella: A hill station in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, Galle (another UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Yala.

What is the best time of year to visit Sri Lanka?

The best time to visit Sri Lanka depends on what you want to do. The dry season runs from December to April, and this is the best time to visit if you want to go to the beach or do any outdoor activities. The wet season runs from May to October, and this is the best time to visit if you want to go on a cultural tour or visit the hill country.

How much does it cost to travel to Sri Lanka?

The cost of travel to Sri Lanka varies depending on your budget and what you want to do. However, you can expect to spend around $100 per day for a budget trip, and up to $500 per day for a more luxurious trip.

How can I get around Sri Lanka?

There are a few ways to get around Sri Lanka. You can fly, take the train, bus, or taxi. The best way to get around depends on your budget and how much time you have.

What is the best way to book accommodation in Sri Lanka?

There are a few ways to book accommodation in Sri Lanka. You can book through a travel agent, online, or directly with the hotel or guesthouse. The best way to book accommodation depends on your budget and preferences.

What are some tips for planning a trip to Sri Lanka?

Here are a few tips for planning a trip to Sri Lanka:

  • Start planning early, especially if you are traveling during the peak season.
  • Get a visa if you need one.
  • Book your flights and accommodation in advance.
  • Research the places you want to visit and make a list of must-sees.
  • Learn some basic Sinhala or Tamil phrases.
  • Be prepared for the heat and humidity.
  • Drink plenty of water and eat light meals.
  • Be aware of the cultural norms and customs.

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