3 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

3 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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3 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly:  1​h
1
Kandy
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Rekawa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Ella
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Colombo


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1
day
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy driving holiday planner.

Colombo to Kandy is an approximately 1-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rekawa.

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
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

1
night
Rekawa

Rekawa ©
A small town with a laidback vibe squeezed between the ocean and the shores of a rich lagoon surrounded by mangroves, Rekawa draws visitors throughout the year with a pioneering turtle conservation project, the most notable tourist attraction in Rekawa.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): kick back and relax at Kalametiya Beach, make a trip to Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching, then view the masterpieces at Indika Art Gallery, and finally enjoy the sea views from Tangalle Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rekawa holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Kandy to Rekawa takes 6 hours. In June in Rekawa, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Rekawa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Tangalle, Kalametiya
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Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching ©
Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching
Indika Art Gallery ©
Indika Art Gallery

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, don't miss a visit to Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and finally take an in-depth tour of R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Ella itinerary planner.

Getting from Rekawa to Ella by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks Museums
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge

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