27 days in Sigiriya, Kandy & Colombo Itinerary

27 days in Sigiriya, Kandy & Colombo Itinerary

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27 days in Sigiriya, Kandy & Colombo Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + Taxi:  7 h 30 min
1
Sigiriya
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Kandy
— 9 nights
Fly:  1 h
3
Colombo
— 10 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Ahmedabad

7
nights
Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sigiriya: Polonnaruwa (Gal Vihara & Polonnaruwa), Anuradhapura (Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, Mihintale, &more) and Dambulla (Golden Temple of Dambulla & Balloon Rides). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, admire the natural beauty at Ranweli Spice Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sigiriya trip planning app .

Ahmedabad, India to Sigiriya is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Anuradhapura, Habarana, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Trincomalee
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

9
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nuwara Eliya (Bluefield Tea Gardens, Bomburuella Waterfall, &more), Dawson Tower (in Kadugannawa) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, admire the sheer force of Ramboda Waterfall, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, and explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy vacation planner.

You can drive from Sigiriya to Kandy in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya, Ramboda Waterfall, Royal Botanical Gardens, Dawson Tower, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

10
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.
Explore Colombo's surroundings by going to Galle (Saint Mary's Church, Galle Fort, &more), Hikkaduwa (Coral Sanctuary, Hikkaduwa Beach, &more) and Negombo (St. Anne's Church & Negombo Beach). Spend the 29th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, don't miss a visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, and see Multi-day Tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Colombo trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Kandy to Colombo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Colombo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Galle, Negombo, four-man team, Kowilawatta Temple
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach

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