4 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

4 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive
2
Dambulla
— 1 night
Taxi to Habarana, Train to Colombo
3
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly

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Kandy

— 1 night
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Kundasale, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kandy travel route app.

Beirut, Lebanon to Kandy is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Beirut to Kandy, you'll lose 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Dambulla

— 1 night
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
On the 30th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Sigiriya Fortress and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dambulla trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Dambulla takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Colombo

— 1 night
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 1st (Fri): walk around Galle Face Green and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Borella All Saints Church.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Colombo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Dambulla to Colombo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. September in Colombo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks · Historic Sites
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Sri Lanka travel guide

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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.