8 days in Kandy, Hikkaduwa & Colombo Itinerary

8 days in Kandy, Hikkaduwa & Colombo Itinerary

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1
Kandy
— 2 nights
2
Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights
3
Colombo
— 2 nights

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): stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, thendon't miss a visit to Kandy view point, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens. On the next day, examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, thenstop by Earth Bound Creations Showroom, and finally appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kandy route builder site.

Mumbai, India to Kandy is an approximately 7-hour flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bentota Beach (in Bentota), Galle Fort (in Galle) and Unawatuna (Lak Gems & Jewellery & Jungle Beach). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach, stroll through Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and view the masterpieces at Saffron Robes.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hikkaduwa day trip tool.

You can fly from Kandy to Hikkaduwa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. December in Hikkaduwa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °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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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

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.
On the 13th (Fri), stroll around Galle Face Green, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, thenexamine the collection 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 don't miss a visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Colombo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hikkaduwa to Colombo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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