Sri Lanka Itinerary 1 Week


Looking for Sri Lanka itinerary for 1 week? Arguably the perfect length tour package here in Sri Lanka. Our Sri Lanka Itinerary for 1 Week package gives you enough traveling to fill your soul full of great memories and leave you wanting more of Sri Lanka’s best offerings with this itinerary.

Sri Lanka, our paradise isle is a highly diverse country enriched with glorious cultural heritage, distinctive traditions, significant history, the beauty of nature etc. simply, Sri Lanka has plenty to offer to its visitors. This undoubtedly is the reason why Sri Lanka for centuries was attracted by tourists from all around the world. For instance the famous Chinese traveler, Fa-Hien visited Sri Lanka in the fourth century. In the twentieth century the Italian explorer, Marco Polo visited Sri Lanka and stated that Sri Lanka is “the best island of its size in the world”. Even today, despite its financial instability and crisis of other sorts, Sri Lanka continues to be visited and revisited by many foreign tourists and eventually gains their true appreciation and admiration.

Activities Covered

Locations Covered

Day – 1 Sigiriya and Dambulla

Sigiriya rock - a best place in sri lanka to do photography tour

Your 1 week in Sri Lanka starts in Sigiriya rock located in Matale is another glorious tourist attraction. This site was selected by King Kashyapa as his capital. Due to its unique palace structure, highly imaginative site plan which is considered as one of the most important urban planning sites of the first millennium, the gardens of Sigiriya which are considered as one of the oldest landscaped gardens in the world, also the mirror wall, the decorative frescoes etc, it is described as the 8th wonder of the world and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


  • Arrival to Sri Lanka (Bandaranayaka International Airport) in Katunayaka and proceed to Sigiriya
  • Visit Pinawala Elephant orphanage
  • Check-in to the hotel & relax
  • Sigiriya rock fortress
  • Evening village walk
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 2 & 3 – Kandy and Nuwara Eliya


To head towards upcountry, the tourists can catch a train from Colombo and take the Main Line to Badulla. The Main Line passes through Kandy, the city of the ancient Royalty. It is also renowned as a world heritage site as the city holds the Temple of Sacred Tooth Relic. Touring Kandy in the month of July and August would present the tourists with the annual Esala Perehara which is known as the grandest Buddhist festival held in Sri Lanka and one of the most beautiful pageants in the world. As the train makes its steep climb from Rambukkana onwards, the winds turn chilly and the view gradually transforms into scenic tea estates, valleys, waterfalls, lakes etc. The ride over the Demodara Nine Arch Bridge is one exciting moment that everyone eagerly awaits in this trip. Hiking the Horton plains, a beautiful highland plateau, the Worlds End, and a breathtaking view of the white water cascades like, Baker’s falls in Nuwara Eliya, Diyaluma falls, Dunhinda falls, Bambara Kanda Falls etc never fail to surprise the tourists with their magnificence.


  • After Breakfast at the hotel, Proceed to Kandy
  • Arrival in Kandy & take a city tour(Upper lake drive, Gem &Bathik shopping, wood carvings)
  • Check in to the hotel
  • Witness a cultural dance in the evening
  • Overnight stay at the hotel
  • After breakfast at the hotel, visit Temple of Tooth & participate in the morning ceremony
  • Proceed to Nuwaraeliya known as Little England
  • En route, Tea Plantation & Tea Factory visit
  • Visit beautiful waterfalls in Hill country
  • Take Nuwaraeliya city Tour
  • Take Nuwaraeliya city Tour
  • Overnight Stay at the hotel

Day – 4 Yala (Must include location in Sri Lanka 1 Week Itinerary)


If you have long dreamed of going on safariin Sri Lanka, spotting lions, elephants, cheetahs, leopards you must visit Yala. It will be like an animal lover’s utopia.It will be everything you had hoped it would be. All you can see is animals to your left, to your right, and in front of you. You will get to see as elephants played on riverbanks and lazy lions slept the daylight away.

  • After Breakfast at the hotel proceed to Yala
  • Take a 4×4 Jeep safari in Yala National Park in the afternoon or next day early morning
  • Check in to the hotel & relax
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 5 & 6 Bentota


Your one week in Sri Lanka ends in Bentota, Bentota can be brought out as one of the hand-picked beaches on the West Coast.Propinquity to Colombo will always make it easier to reach the beach by road. The beautiful beach will be great for a short stay for holiday makers .The beach has been considered to be a safe beach year round for snorkelers. Moreover relaxing around, Bentota will offer a lot of beachside activities for an active seeker.

  • After Breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Bentota
  • On the way stop over at Stilt Fishermen in Sri Lanka
  • Galle City tour (2 hours)
  • Overnight stay at the Hotel
  • After Breakfast at the hotel leisure & relax in the beach
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

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