60 days in Colombo, Kandy & Sigiriya Itinerary

60 days in Colombo, Kandy & Sigiriya Itinerary

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60 days in Colombo, Kandy & Sigiriya Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Colombo
— 21 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Kandy
— 20 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Sigiriya
— 18 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Ahmedabad

21
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colombo: Beruwala (Masjid ul Abrar & Beruwala Beach), Galle (Pilgrims Lounge Chrishtopher Handicraft and Paint Gallery, Galle Fort, & more) and Bentota (Bentota Beach, Bentota Bazaar, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Colombo trip itinerary planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Colombo is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Traveling from Ahmedabad in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Colombo: highs are around 37°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Galle, Hikkaduwa, Bentota, Kosgoda, Ragama
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

20
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kandy: Kegalle (Millennium Elephant Foundation & Elephant Freedom Project), Dawson Tower (in Kadugannawa) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). On the 2nd (Sun), hike the day away at Saga Travels & Tours Nuwara Eliya. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, relax in the rural setting at Bluefield Tea Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Kandy view point.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kandy journey builder site .

You can fly from Colombo to Kandy in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya, Kegalle, Matale, Dawson Tower, Devathura Falls
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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

18
nights
Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sigiriya: Avukana Buddha Statue (in Kekirawa), Habarana (Kaudulla National Park, Dambulla Cave Temple, & more) and Anuradhapura (Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, Mihintale, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, make a trip to Gal Vihara, see the interesting displays at Sigiriya Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya online holiday planner .

You can drive from Kandy to Sigiriya in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Habarana, Trincomalee, Dambulla
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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