23 days in Colombo, Hangzhou & Kandy Itinerary

23 days in Colombo, Hangzhou & Kandy Itinerary

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 11 nights
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Hangzhou, China
— 7 nights
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
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Colombo, Sri Lanka

— 11 nights
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colombo: Galle (Galle Fort, Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara, &more), Negombo (Abhayasekararama Temple, Negombo Beach, &more) and Bentota (Sea Turtle Protection Association & Bentota Beach). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Hikkaduwa Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and make a trip to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Colombo road trip app.

Jaffna to Colombo is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Colombo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hangzhou, China

— 7 nights

Paradise on Earth

Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pik Cloud Cave of Hangzhou (in Fuyang) and Lin'an (West Tianmu Mountain & Stone Great Wall Scienc Spot). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at West Lake (Xi Hu), steep yourself in history at Lingyin Temple, find something for the whole family at Crazy Apple land, and take an in-depth tour of The Grand Jinghang Canal Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hangzhou travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Colombo to Hangzhou in 12 hours. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a 2.5 hour difference. In January, Hangzhou is colder than Colombo - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly to Kandy.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Kandy, Sri Lanka

— 3 nights
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kandy: Pinnawala (Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium & Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage) and Matale (Sri Muthumariamman Temple & Euphoria Spice and Herbal). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kandy trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Hangzhou to Kandy takes 12 hours. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips