8 days in Kandy, Hikkaduwa & Colombo Itinerary

8 days in Kandy, Hikkaduwa & Colombo Itinerary

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8 days in Kandy, Hikkaduwa & Colombo Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
1
Kandy
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then make a trip to Kandy view point, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum, contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then stop by Earth Bound Creations Showroom, and finally appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy day trip tool .

Mumbai, India to Kandy is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

3
nights
Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hikkaduwa: Bentota Beach (in Bentota), Galle Fort (in Galle) and Unawatuna (Lak Gems & Jewellery & Jungle Beach). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hikkaduwa Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, view the masterpieces at Saffron Robes Gallery and Studio, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Getting from Kandy to Hikkaduwa by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. December in Hikkaduwa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Colombo.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Unawatuna, Bentota Beach, Galle Fort
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

2
nights
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 13th (Fri): walk around Galle Face Green, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum, and finally stop by Salie's Fine Jewelry & Gem Stones. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach and then make a trip to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara.

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You can drive from Hikkaduwa to Colombo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

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

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