4 days in Colombo, Kandy & Nuwara Eliya Itinerary

4 days in Colombo, Kandy & Nuwara Eliya Itinerary

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1
Colombo
— 1 night
2
Kandy
— 1 night
3
Nuwara Eliya
— 1 night

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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 and then kick back and relax at Negombo Beach. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Mount Lavinia Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Borella All Saints Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Colombo trip itinerary builder website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Colombo. In March, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
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), see the interesting displays at Raja Museum, examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kandy online tour planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Colombo to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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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), contemplate the waterfront views at Gregory Lake, explore the activities along Kande-ela Reservoir, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horton Plains National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nuwara Eliya trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Nature Parks 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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