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HELP! Itinerary support

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HELP! Itinerary support

Hey I have 4 whole days available to travel in Sri Lanka, possibly 5.

What would you recommend I see? I will be travelling via public transport only. What itinerary do you recommend?

What is the best way to plan journeys? I don’t want to just rely on google maps? Or is that the best?

Also on 3rd of June I have the option to travel to Colombo and do my travels from there or from Trincomalee?

What do you recommend.

Hope you can help thank you so much

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1. Re: HELP! Itinerary support

I’m very much into culture, nature m, beautiful scenery temples and so on.

Beaches are wonderful too but maybe just half a day or something not a priority.

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2. Re: HELP! Itinerary support

Trinco is way too far from Colombo for a short trip. Kandy is most central for e.g. Sigiriya, Nuwara Eliya and Knuckles mountains next to its own sights (botanical garden, Temple of Tooth).

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3. Re: HELP! Itinerary support

Hey sorry I may have confused you.

I am actualyl coming out for charity work and we finish the project in Trincomalee.

I have the option to stay in Trincomalee and then travel from there... or to head back to Colombo and travel from ther...

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4. Re: HELP! Itinerary support

Well no one can decide for you whether beach or the inland highlights are more interesting. Trinco beach that time of year is vastly superior to any SW beach...

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5. Re: HELP! Itinerary support

4 days, take the train to Nuwara Eliya in the hill country, see Pedro Tea Factory, Lovers Leap, climb Single Tree Hill and walk round the lake. Train to Kandy for the other 2 days, see the Tooth temple, see Kandyan dancing at Kandy Lake Club (5pm daily), wander in Udawatta Kele Sanctuary(escape from the heat and see the wildlife, 20 mins walk from town center), have a meal at the Muslim Hotel. Bus or train back to wherever.

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