16 days in Kandy District & Badulla Itinerary

16 days in Kandy District & Badulla Itinerary

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16 days in Kandy District & Badulla Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Gampola
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Badulla
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Kandy
— 8 nights
Fly:  1​h
End: Colombo

3
nights
Gampola

Gampola ©
Gampola is a town located in Kandy District, Central Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gampola: Nawalapitiya (Galboda Ella Falls, Galboda Falls, & more) and Pussellawa (Peacock Hill & Ramboda Waterfall). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Ambuluwawa Biodiversity Complex.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gampola driving holiday planning tool .

Colombo to Gampola is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Badulla.

Things to do in Gampola

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nawalapitiya, Pussellawa
Highlights from your plan
Ramboda Waterfall ©
Ramboda Waterfall
Sudugala Falls ©
Sudugala Falls
Kadiyanlena Falls ©
Kadiyanlena Falls

4
nights
Badulla

Badulla ©
Badulla is the main city of Uva Province situated in the lower central hills of Sri Lanka. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Badulla: Mapakada Lake (in Mahiyanganaya) and Mahaweli River (in Mahiyangana). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Dunhinda Falls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mark’s Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Muthiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya, and make a trip to Dhowa Rock Temple.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Badulla attractions planning tool .

Getting from Gampola to Badulla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Badulla

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mahaweli River, Mapakada Lake
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Dunhinda Falls ©
Dunhinda Falls
Mapakada Lake ©
Mapakada Lake
Bogoda Wooden Bridge ©
Bogoda Wooden Bridge

8
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kandy: Dawson Tower (in Kadugannawa), Teldeniya (Victoria Dam & Bambaragala Viharaya) and Rathna Ella waterfall (in Mahiyangana). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanthana Mountain Range, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kandy trip planner .

Getting from Badulla to Kandy by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Teldeniya, Rathna Ella waterfall, Dawson Tower, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Victoria Golf & Country Resort
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Knuckles Forest Reserve ©
Knuckles Forest Reserve

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