1 day in Sri Lanka Itinerary

1 day in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka tour planner

Make it your trip
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Colombo
Drive
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Anuradhapura
Drive

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Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
On the 16th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, examine the collection at Colombo National Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Ganeshism Studio Gallery.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Colombo online route builder.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Colombo. In January in Colombo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Anuradhapura

Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Anuradhapura road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colombo to Anuradhapura takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. On the 16th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Sri Lanka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.