3 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

3 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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1
Kandy
— 1 day
2
Nilaveli
— 1 night
3
Anuradhapura
— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Red Mosque, see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum, thenview the masterpieces at Weavers Finch, and finally stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kandy trip planner.

Colombo to Kandy is an approximately 1.5-hour combination of taxi and train. You can also take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Nilaveli.

Things to do in Kandy

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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World Buddhist Museum ©
World Buddhist Museum
Jayamali Batiks Studio ©
Jayamali Batiks Studio
Red Mosque ©
Red Mosque

1
night
Nilaveli

The coastal resort town of Nilaveli draws visitors with its beaches, dive spots, and seaside hotels.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Kanniya Hot Springs, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nilaveli Beach.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nilaveli travel planner.

Getting from Kandy to Nilaveli by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Nilaveli

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Trincomalee
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Swim with Dolphins
Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Kanniya Hot Springs ©
Kanniya Hot Springs

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night
Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
On the 3rd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, thenadmire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Anuradhapura road trip app.

Traveling by car from Nilaveli to Anuradhapura takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

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