4 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

4 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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4 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Kandy
1
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Nuwara Eliya
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Colombo
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  45​min
End: Negombo

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night
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, and finally make a trip to Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kandy trip planner .

If you are flying in from Qatar, the closest major airports are Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport and Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Horton Plains National Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kande-ela Reservoir, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sita Temple. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Bluefield Tea Gardens and then explore the activities along Gregory Lake.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nuwara Eliya trip website .

Traveling by car from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake
Sita Temple ©
Sita Temple

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Galle Face Green as well as Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple and then walk around Galle Face Green.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Colombo trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara

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