13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

13 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Karachi
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Colombo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Habarana
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Dambulla
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Kandy
— 2 nights
Train + Taxi:  1 h
5
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Karachi

3
nights
Colombo

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and Kayaking & Canoeing. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kalutara Bodhiya and St. Mary's Church. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at St Anthony's Shrine, ponder the world of politics at Colombo Municipal Council, and walk around Galle Face Green.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Colombo holiday builder tool.

Karachi, Pakistan to Colombo is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Karachi to Colombo is 0.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Habarana.

Things to do in Colombo

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Safaris, Kalutara Bodhiya
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:
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Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple ©
Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple
Kalutara Bodhiya ©
Kalutara Bodhiya
Safaris

3
nights
Habarana

Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lankathilaka Image House and Thivanka Image House. Get a sense of the local culture at King’s Council Chamber and Sigiriya. Change things up with these side-trips from Habarana: Polonnaruwa (Thuparama, Polonnaruwa Vatadage, &more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Dhilip De Alwis, and explore the striking landscape of Kaudulla National Park.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Habarana online trip maker.

Drive from Colombo to Habarana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dambulla.

Things to do in Habarana

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:
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Safaris
Lankathilaka Image House ©
Lankathilaka Image House
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya

2
nights
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, get engrossed in the history at Arankelle Ancient Monastery, and then indulge your taste buds at Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, steep yourself in history at kaludiya Pokuna, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ederagala Wana Senasuna.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dambulla online trip maker.

Dambulla is just a stone's throw from Habarana. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Arankelle Ancient Monastery, kaludiya Pokuna
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Balloon Rides
Ederagala Wana Senasuna ©
Ederagala Wana Senasuna

2
nights
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy War Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): explore the activities along Kandy Lake, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Embekke Devalaya, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hindagala Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandy day trip tool.

Getting from Dambulla to Kandy by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Peradeniya, Embekke Devalaya
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:
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Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

2
nights
Colombo

Colombo ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): head outdoors with Diyatha Uyana, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seema Malakaya Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and finally stop by Urban Island.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Colombo holiday maker site.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Kandy to Colombo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:
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Diyatha Uyana ©
Diyatha Uyana
Seema Malakaya Temple ©
Seema Malakaya Temple
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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