7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Colombo
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
1
Ohiya
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Tissamaharama
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  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. For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ohiya tour planner.

Colombo to Ohiya is an approximately 2.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Ohiya

Outdoors Parks Nature

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.
On the 24th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tissa Wewa, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally make a trip to Tissa Dagoba.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tissamaharama online day trip planner.

You can drive from Ohiya to Tissamaharama in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In August in Tissamaharama, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

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

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.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Kandy Lake are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Royal Botanical Gardens and Udawattekele Sanctuary. Go for a jaunt from Kandy to Pinnawala to see Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Knuckles Forest Reserve, pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of St Paul, and don't miss a visit to Kandy view point.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Tissamaharama to Kandy in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car 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
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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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), make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, then delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Habarana day trip website.

Drive from Kandy to Habarana in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Habarana

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Minneriya National Park, Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

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