3 days in Ratnapura, Ampara & Arugam Bay Itinerary

3 days in Ratnapura, Ampara & Arugam Bay Itinerary

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3 days in Ratnapura, Ampara & Arugam Bay Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Drive:  3​h
1
Ratnapura
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
2
Ampara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Arugam Bay
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
End: Colombo

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Ratnapura

Ratnapura ©
Ratnapura is a major city in Sri Lanka. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Bopath Waterfall and then make a trip to Maha Saman Dewalaya.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ratnapura itinerary maker .

Colombo to Ratnapura is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ampara.

Things to do in Ratnapura

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Bopath Waterfall
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Bopath Waterfall ©
Bopath Waterfall

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Ampara

Ampara
Ampara is the main town of Ampara District, governed by an Urban Council. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): make a trip to Buddhangala Temple and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gal Oya National Park - The Crossing.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ampara holiday builder .

Explore your travel options from Ratnapura to Ampara with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ampara

Nature Parks
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Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudumbigala Monastery, then explore the activities along Pottuvil Lagoon, then don't miss a visit to Muhudu Maha Vihara, and finally explore the activities along Arugam Bay.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Arugam Bay road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Ampara to Arugam Bay takes 2 hours. In August in Arugam Bay, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Muhudu Maha Vihara ©
Muhudu Maha Vihara
Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay
Pottuvil Lagoon ©
Pottuvil Lagoon