3 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

3 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kandy
— 1 day
2
Matale
— 1 night
3
Sigiriya
— 1 night

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Kandy

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 16th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kandy journey planning site.

Colombo to Kandy is an approximately 1.5-hour combination of taxi and train. You can also take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Matale.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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Matale

Matale ©
A regional city in the middle of the island, Matale has become known as a center of agriculture.
On the 17th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Knuckles Mountain Range, gain insight at Euphoria Spice and Herbal, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverstone Gap.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Matale tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Matale takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January in Matale, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Matale

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Euphoria Spice and Herbal ©
Euphoria Spice and Herbal
Knuckles Mountain Range ©
Knuckles Mountain Range

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night
Sigiriya

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stroll through Dhilip De Alwis, don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, and then explore the ancient world of Sigiriya.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Sigiriya travel route tool.

Getting from Matale to Sigiriya by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Dhilip De Alwis
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis

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