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:  11​h 15​min
1
Pinnawala
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Kalkudah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Nilaveli
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Habarana
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

1
night
Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pinnawala travel itinerary planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Pinnawala is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Pinnawala due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kuwait City in July, plan for colder days in Pinnawala, with highs around 35°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Wildlife Museums Parks
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium ©
Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium

1
night
Kalkudah

Kalkudah ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Passikudah Beach.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kalkudah sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Pinnawala to Kalkudah in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nilaveli.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Passikudah Beach ©
Passikudah Beach

3
nights
Nilaveli

Nilaveli ©
The coastal resort town of Nilaveli draws visitors with its beaches, dive spots, and seaside hotels.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Trincomalee Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koneswaram Temple, and then stroll through Marble Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Nilaveli road trip app .

Drive from Kalkudah to Nilaveli in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Habarana.

Things to do in Nilaveli

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Trincomalee
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Marble Beach ©
Marble Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
On the 18th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Minneriya National Park.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Habarana trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Nilaveli to Habarana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Habarana

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pethikada, Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Pethikada ©
Pethikada

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