4 days in Colombo, Kandy & Nuwara Eliya Itinerary

4 days in Colombo, Kandy & Nuwara Eliya Itinerary

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4 days in Colombo, Kandy & Nuwara Eliya Itinerary

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then kick back and relax at Negombo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): examine the collection at Colombo National Museum, kick back and relax at Mount Lavinia Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Borella All Saints Church.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Colombo day trip planning website .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Colombo. In March, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum

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Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
On the 4th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Raja Museum, examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kandy trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Colombo to Kandy in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery

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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 5th (Tue), explore the activities along Gregory Lake, explore the activities along Kande-ela Reservoir, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Horton Plains National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nuwara Eliya day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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
Kande-ela Reservoir ©
Kande-ela Reservoir

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