How to Spend 3 Days in Sri Lanka

How to Spend 3 Days in Sri Lanka

If you’re wondering how to spend 3 days in Sri Lanka, here’s a guide that will help make your holiday easier! Olanka Travels excels in planning holidays that will suit just about any itinerary or budget. Read through for a quick look at what we suggest you should consider doing when you’re in Sri Lanka that will give you a stunning insight into our beautiful island.

Head to the Beach

A visit to the golden sandy beaches is a must – you simply cannot travel to an island as beautiful as Sri Lanka and not visit the beaches. Around the island, you’ll be blessed with pristine sands that remind you of those postcards or screensavers. Sri Lankan beaches have a whole lot in store for you. Whether you’re into surfing, relaxing, kite surfing, water sports or simply looking to get your island tan, there’s a beach for everyone! Popular beach options include Weligama, Matara, Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Trincomalee, Pasikudah, to name a few.

Those interested in whale watching can head to Mirissa while those interested in surfing would love the waves at Arugam Bay, however Weligama is most ideal for beginner surfing lessons. Likewise, Hikkaduwa and Trincomalee are perfect for snorkelling as you’ll be able to spot several schools of fish and marine life from sea turtles to parrot fish, reef sharks and other creatures of the sea! Almost every beach is ideal if you’re just looking to soak up the sun or bathe in the tranquil waters. Grab a king coconut or a cold beer as you lie on a bed of soft sands. Remember to carry sunscreen and ample swimwear as you tour the exotic beaches of the island.

Head to the Mountains


Drive away from the sunny beaches and head to the cold mountains of Sri Lanka. From 30 degree weather to 10 degree (on most parts), enjoy a cup of freshly brewed Ceylon tea as you take in the towering views of mountain silhouettes and breathe in the clean cold air of the hills of Sri Lanka. Visit Nuwara Eliya and Ella, Kandy and Haputale for some of the best surrounding views. While in Nuwara Eliya, remember to tour a tea factory as you learn the art of plucking tea, gathering tea and processing and packaging the finest Ceylon tea. In Ella and Nuwara Eliya, there are also a number of mountains to climb from World’s End to Ella Rock, Mini World’s End and many more. Make sure to pack comfortable clothing and footwear if you intend on trekking or hiking.

There are also a number of beautiful waterfalls located around these areas, so make sure to stop by and dip your toes in! From Bambaranka falls and St. Clairs Falls to Ravana Falls Bopath Ella, visit these breathtaking cascades during your adventures in the hills of Sri Lanka.

Head to the Cultural Triangle


Immerse yourself in authentic Sri Lanka and visit the Cultural Triangle. The ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa are packed with an endlessly rich history that will give you a great insight into Sri Lanka and its past. These two cities were one of the first capital cities on the island and date back to the time when kings and queens ruled the island. Make your way through historic trails, discover ancient temples, monuments and ruins of palaces and kingdoms lost in time. Anuradhapura is mostly an ancient religious town with a number of ruins of stupas, temples and monasteries.

Head over to the sacred city of Kandy and admire the immaculate Sri Dalada Maligawa; known to hold a sacred tooth relic of the Buddha. Each year, in a grand religious procession, the tooth relic is paraded along the streets of Kandy led by fire dancers and cultural performances; which gives you a clear look at Sri Lanka’s diverse community and culture. Climb the stunning Sigiriya Rock Fortress and the Dambulla Cave Temples to discover all the secrets and charms that this island has in store for you. The Sigiriya Rock Fortress was built by King Kasyapa and is complete with advanced water gardens, boulder gardens and decorated walls of apsaras. Travellers interested in touring these sites at the own pace even have the option of renting a bicycle as they discover these treasures.

So your search for how to spend 3 days in Sri Lanka end here, contact Olanka Travels to arrange 3 days tour package in Sri Lanka.

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