5 days in Colombo & Kandy Itinerary

5 days in Colombo & Kandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka trip planner
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Colombo
— 1 night
Taxi to Diyawanna Oya, Fly to Kandy
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Kandy
— 2 nights
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Colombo — 1 night

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Mount Lavinia Beach, walk around Galle Face Green, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Colombo trip itinerary maker app.

Los Angeles, USA to Colombo is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 13.5 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Colombo due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in June, with highs in Colombo at 89°F and lows at 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Kandy — 2 nights

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 4th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanical Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kandy itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Colombo to Kandy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Sun).
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature
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