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Best Itinerary for 7 Days in Sri Lanka - How to Explore the Charms of the Paradise Island

If you are thinking of visiting the majestic island of Sri Lanka, you will have to ensure that a proper holiday plan in made. The article below will help you plan a great 7-day itinerary in Sri Lanka.

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Day 1

You will be arriving at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake, which is the only international airport the country has. From there, you can opt to travel to the city of Negombo on the western coast of the island. The golden sands here are quite remarkable for sure! You can even visit the Muthurajawela Marshes during your stay in Negombo.

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Day 2

You can travel to the gorgeous southern coast of Sri Lanka today. Start the day early as the journey can take a few hours. En route, you can stop at the Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda too. You can stay at the famous colonial city of Galle and explore the myriad of marvels in the city. The iconic Galle Fort, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site richly deserves to be explored in Galle!

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Day 3

Today you can enjoy a safari tour in the world-famous Yala National Park which has one of the highest leopard densities in the world. If you are visiting the area during the dry season, you will get the chance to spot many different types of wildlife such as Sri Lankan leopards, Sri Lankan elephants as well as sloth bears.

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Day 4

You can visit the magnificent east coast today. There are many remarkable attractions here that you will be able to visit and admire. Be sure to visit Passikudah beach while staying in this region. It has one of the longest stretches of shallow reef coastlines in the world!

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Day 5

You can spend the full day in the eastern coast today too and explore its stunning appeals thoroughly. Later in the day, you can travel to the misty Hill Country of Sri Lanka. If you get in touch with a leading Sri Lanka travel agency such as the famous Aitken Spence Travels you will be able to enjoy your tour immensely.

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Day 6

The majestic Hill Country of Sri Lanka possesses some truly remarkable attractions and appeals. You can visit the world-famous Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy, where a relic of a tooth of Buddha is enshrined. The charming temples of Kandy can also be explored during your day tour. Be sure to stop at the enchanting Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya too!
You can also visit the beautiful city of Nuwara Eliya today. There are many gorgeous colonial buildings to visit in the city. In the evening you can visit Gregory Lake. A tea factory tour can also be arranged during your stay in the city if you wish.

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Day 7

Since your day of departure has dawned, you will have to leave the city of Nuwara Eliya early. You can reach the city of Colombo in less than 6 hours from Nuwara Eliya. Once you reach Colombo you can either enjoy a city tour or get some rest. When it is time for your flight, travel to the Bandaranaike International Airport and bid adieu to this beautiful country!