3 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

3 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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3 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Singapore
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  10​h 45​min
Kandy
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Dambulla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
Colombo
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h
Singapore

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 30th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and then admire the landmark architecture of Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa).

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kandy travel planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kandy is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Kandy. In April, daytime highs in Kandy are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

1
day
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 1st (Mon): make a trip to Sigiriya World Heritage Site, see the interesting displays at Sigiriya Museum, and then explore the fascinating underground world of The Golden Temple.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dambulla trip builder.

Getting from Kandy to Dambulla by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Dambulla

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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The Golden Temple ©
The Golden Temple
Sigiriya World Heritage Site
Sigiriya World Heritage Site

few
hours
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.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Colombo tour planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Dambulla to Colombo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Historic Sites
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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©

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