3 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

3 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Fly
1
Galle
— 1 night
Fly
2
Nuwara Eliya
— Few hours
Drive
3
Kandy
— Few hours
Drive
4
Trincomalee
— Few hours
Drive
5
Sigiriya
— Few hours
Drive
6
Dambulla
— 1 night
Taxi to Colombo, Fly to Sydney

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night
Galle

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Galle tour builder app.

Sydney, Australia to Galle is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Galle is minus 4.5 hours. In August, Galle is warmer than Sydney - with highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C. On the 17th (Tue), you'll travel to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Galle

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

few
hours
Nuwara Eliya

Little England

Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Nuwara Eliya tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Galle to Nuwara Eliya takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. You'll set off for Kandy on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

few
hours
Kandy

Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
On the 17th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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hours
Trincomalee

A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Trincomalee day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kandy to Trincomalee in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. On the 17th (Tue), you're off to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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hours
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.
For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sigiriya online travel planner.

You can drive from Trincomalee to Sigiriya in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. You'll set off for Dambulla on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Sigiriya

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

1
night
Dambulla

On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dambulla tour itinerary site.

Dambulla is very close to Sigiriya. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Sri Lanka travel guide

4.1
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.