4 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

4 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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4 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 15​min
1
Matale
— 1 day
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Galle
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1​h
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kitulgala
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Colombo

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Matale

Matale ©
A regional city in the middle of the island, Matale has become known as a center of agriculture.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Riverstone Gap, take in nature's colorful creations at Euphoria Spice and Herbal, then stop by Oak Ray Creations Batik Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Muthumariamman Temple.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Matale attractions planning app.

Colombo to Matale is an approximately 1.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Matale are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Matale

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Euphoria Spice and Herbal ©
Euphoria Spice and Herbal
Sri Muthumariamman Temple ©
Sri Muthumariamman Temple
Oak Ray Creations Batik Gallery ©
Oak Ray Creations Batik Gallery

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night
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, then stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Galle route maker tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Matale to Galle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In February, daytime highs in Galle are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Unawatuna
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Spas & Wellness

1
night
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 25th (Tue): stroll through Royal Botanical Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally don't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

For other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Kandy road trip planning tool.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Galle to Kandy in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Kitulgala.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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night
Kitulgala

Kitulgala
Kitulgala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Makandawa Forest Reserve and then admire the sheer force of Aberdeen Falls.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kitulgala road trip site.

Getting from Kandy to Kitulgala by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Kitulgala

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Aberdeen Falls
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