A mesmerising tropical island located in the heart of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is a must-visit to witness truly stunning natural and manmade attractions. If you’re having trouble coming up with a good itinerary to make the best of your time, here’s a little help!

Day 1: Beach

Soon after you land in Sri Lanka, Colombo, Negombo, Kalutara, Bentota, and Hikkaduwa beaches are the best places to explore and relax for a while. You can check in to properties like HIkka Tranz by Cinnamon, the best beach resort in Sri Lanka by popular hotel chains such as Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts to have a splendid time.

Day 2,3 and 4: Visit the Hill Country

Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, and Ella are some of the most scenic hill country towns in Sri Lanka you should visit. Misty mountains, cold breeze, lush greenery, and enchanting views await you in these locations along with breathtaking attractions such as Nine Arch Bridge, Ella rock, Lake Gregory, Temple of the Tooth Relic, and Hanthana Mountains.

Day 5,6, and 7: Explore the Tropics

Anuradhapura – Photo by Izuru Kannagara on Unsplash

Dive a little deeper into the wild and tropics of the island in Dambulla, Yala, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, and Polonnaruwa where you will find religious monuments, jaw-dropping palaces and ancient ruins, and plenty of wildlife. Sigiriya, Yapahuwa, Atamastanaya, and Yala National Park are attractions you can include on your bucket list for these 3 days.