3 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

3 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Kandy
— 1 day
Drive
2
Anuradhapura
— 1 night
Taxi to Colombo, Fly to Manama

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Kandy

— 1 day
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 16th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To see reviews and other tourist information, go to the Kandy travel planner.

Manama, Bahrain to Kandy is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manama to Kandy is 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Anuradhapura

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the views from Gal Palama (Stone Bridge) over Malwathu Oya, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruwanwelisaya.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Anuradhapura trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Anuradhapura takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites

Sri Lanka travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.