3 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

3 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Arugam Bay
— Few hours
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Polonnaruwa
— Few hours
3
Colombo
— 1 night
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Ella
— Few hours
5
Badulla
— Few hours
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Nuwara Eliya
— 1 night

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Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): test the waters at Deergayu Acupressure Center.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Arugam Bay route planner.

Colombo to Arugam Bay is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Polonnaruwa.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Spas

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Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa ©
Lying 216 km (134 mi) from Colombo, Polonnaruwa offers a rich history second in Sri Lanka only to Arunadhapura.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): appreciate the history behind Polonnaruwa Vatadage.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Polonnaruwa route planner.

Drive from Arugam Bay to Polonnaruwa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

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Polonnaruwa Vatadage ©
Polonnaruwa Vatadage

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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.
To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Colombo trip builder.

Do a combination of taxi and train from Polonnaruwa to Colombo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll travel to Ella.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Transportation

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Ella

Ella
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ella holiday planning tool.

Getting from Colombo to Ella by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll travel to Badulla.

Things to do in Ella

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

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Badulla

Badulla
Badulla is the main city of Uva Province situated in the lower central hills of Sri Lanka. To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Badulla trip builder tool.

Drive from Ella to Badulla in an hour. You will leave for Nuwara Eliya on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Badulla

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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Nuwara Eliya

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.
On the 4th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Hakgala Botanic Gardens and then explore the striking landscape of Horton Plains National Park.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nuwara Eliya road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Badulla to Nuwara Eliya takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Hakgala Botanic Gardens ©
Hakgala Botanic Gardens

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