38 days in Sigiriya, Kandy & Colombo Itinerary

38 days in Sigiriya, Kandy & Colombo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sigiriya
— 10 nights
2
Kandy
— 14 nights
3
Colombo
— 13 nights

10
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 Sigiriya's surroundings by going to Dambulla (Balloon Rides, Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, &more), Avukana Buddha Statue (in Kekirawa) and Anuradhapura (Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, Mihintale, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Sigiriya, take in nature's colorful creations at Euphoria Spice and Herbal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple, and explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sigiriya road trip planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Sigiriya is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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

14
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kandy side-trips: Nuwara Eliya (Bluefield Tea Gardens, Moon Plains, &more), Kegalle (Elephant Freedom Project & Millennium Elephant Foundation) and Devathura Falls (in Ramboda). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, stroll through Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy War Cemetery.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kandy trip builder.

Traveling by car from Sigiriya to Kandy takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya, Peradeniya, Kegalle, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Dunsinane Falls
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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

13
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colombo: Ambalangoda (Sri Vijayarama Viharaya & Sea Turtle Hatchery), Galle (Galle Fort & Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara) and Hikkaduwa (Seenigama Muhudu Viharaya, Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, don't miss a visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Colombo day trip app.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Kandy to Colombo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In February in Colombo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Bentota, Ambalangoda, Galle, Negombo
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach

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