4 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

4 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kandy
1
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Nuwara Eliya
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Colombo
— 1 night
Bus:  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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. On the 1st (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, don't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy road trip planning site.

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

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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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.
On the 2nd (Sat), explore the striking landscape of 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 contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sita Temple. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Bluefield Tea Gardens and then explore the activities along Gregory Lake.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nuwara Eliya trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive 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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple and then walk around Galle Face Green.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Colombo sightseeing planner.

Getting from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Colombo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus 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 ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Ganeshism Studio Gallery ©
Ganeshism Studio Gallery

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