4 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

4 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Colombo
— 1 day
2
Kandy
— 1 night
3
Dambulla
— 1 night
4
Ella
— 1 night

1
day
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.
On the 9th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then look for gifts at Lakarcade, and finally walk around Galle Face Green.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Colombo online tour planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Colombo. In August in Colombo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

1
night
Kandy

Kandy ©
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 10th (Mon): stroll through Royal Botanical Gardens, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy travel route website.

Getting from Colombo to Kandy by combination of taxi and train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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night
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Sigiriya and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dambulla trip maker website.

Getting from Kandy to Dambulla by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, then take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Ella trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dambulla to Ella in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daily temperatures in Ella can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes
Highlights from your plan
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge

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