7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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7 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Alexandria
Fly:  17​h 15​min
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
Ohiya
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Dambulla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kandy
— 1 night
+4
train + foot + bus + Fly + taxi:  14​h 15​min
Alexandria

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Galle Face Green and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Alexandria, Egypt to Colombo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to India Standard Time (IST) is 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Alexandria in April: high temperatures in Colombo hover around 39°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Ohiya.

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Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©

1
day
Ohiya

Ohiya ©
Ohiya is a rural village located in Badulla District of Uva Province, Sri Lanka. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Horton Plains National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ohiya road trip planning app .

Getting from Colombo to Ohiya by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. April in Ohiya sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dambulla.

Things to do in Ohiya

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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park

1
day
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
On the 8th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Golden Cave Temple and then explore the fascinating underground world of The Golden Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dambulla sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by car from Ohiya to Dambulla takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kandy.

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The Golden Temple ©
The Golden Temple
Golden Cave Temple ©
Golden Cave Temple

1
day
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Kandy, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally don't miss a visit to Galmaduwa temple kandy.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy travel route planner .

Getting from Dambulla to Kandy by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

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Royal Palace of Kandy ©
Royal Palace of Kandy
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue ©
Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue

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