9 days in Kandy & Nuwara Eliya Itinerary

9 days in Kandy & Nuwara Eliya Itinerary

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Start: Colombo
Taxi + Train:  1 h
1
Kandy
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Nuwara Eliya
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Colombo

4
nights
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Visiting Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Victoria Golf & Country Resort will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium (in Pinnawala), Knuckles Mountain Range (in Matale) and Millennium Elephant Foundation (in Kegalle). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawattekele Sanctuary, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our 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 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pinnawala, Royal Botanical Gardens, Victoria Golf & Country Resort, Knuckles Mountain Range, Millennium Elephant Foundation
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

4
nights
Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Get in touch with nature at Horton Plains National Park and Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail. Explore Nuwara Eliya's surroundings by going to Ella (Ravana Ella Falls & Little Adam's Peak). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Gregory Lake and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Galway's Land National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nuwara Eliya holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ella, Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

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