7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
1
Ohiya
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Tissamaharama
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
3
Kandy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Habarana
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Colombo

1
day
Ohiya

Ohiya ©
Ohiya is a rural village located in Badulla District of Uva Province, Sri Lanka. On the 23rd (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Horton Plains National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ohiya online travel planner .

Colombo to Ohiya is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Ohiya

Nature Parks
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park

1
night
Tissamaharama

Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): make a trip to Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tissa Wewa, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally make a trip to Tissa Dagoba.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Tissamaharama trip planner .

You can drive from Ohiya to Tissamaharama in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Tissamaharama can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara ©
Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara
Tissa Wewa ©
Tissa Wewa

3
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.
Get outdoors at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Udawatta Kele Sanctuary. Get a sense of the local culture at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Kandy Lake. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Knuckles Forest Reserve, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Kandy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanical Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of St Paul.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Kandy trip site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Tissamaharama to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Habarana.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
On the 28th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, then make a trip to Sigiriya World Heritage Site, then explore the historical opulence of Golden Cave Temple, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of The Golden Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Minneriya National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Habarana trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Kandy to Habarana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Habarana

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Sigiriya World Heritage Site
Sigiriya World Heritage Site

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