7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Ohiya — 1 day

Ohiya is a rural village located in Badulla District of Uva Province, Sri Lanka. For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ohiya tour planner.

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

Tissamaharama — 1 night

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, photos, 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 fly to Kandy.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
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Kandy — 3 nights

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 Udawattekele Sanctuary are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Kandy Lake and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Kandy, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of St Paul.

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Traveling by flight from Tissamaharama to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Habarana.
Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
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Habarana — 2 nights

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 Fortress, 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.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Habarana day trip website.

Drive from Kandy to Habarana in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the train back home.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Sri Lanka travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.