7 days in Kandy District & Jaffna Itinerary

7 days in Kandy District & Jaffna Itinerary

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7 days in Kandy District & Jaffna Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Taxi:  15 h 15 min
1
Kandy
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Jaffna
— 1 night
Drive:  9 h 15 min
3
Gampola
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Royal Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Kandy view point, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and finally stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery. On your second day here, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Asgiriya Maha Viharaya, and finally pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kandy road trip planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Kandy is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kandy is minus 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jaffna.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
Jaffna

Jaffna ©
A center of Tamil culture, the city of Jaffna remains in the process of rebuilding after suffering greatly during the civil war.
On the 26th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dambakola Patuna Sangamitta Temple, pause for some photo ops at Maruthanamadam Anjaneyar Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nallur Kovil.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jaffna trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Kandy to Jaffna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Gampola.

Things to do in Jaffna

Historic Sites
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Nallur Kovil ©
Nallur Kovil
Dambakola Patuna Sangamitta Temple ©
Dambakola Patuna Sangamitta Temple
Maruthanamadam Anjaneyar Temple ©
Maruthanamadam Anjaneyar Temple

1
night
Gampola

Gampola ©
Gampola is a town located in Kandy District, Central Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get outside with Ambuluwawa Biodiversity Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Sudugala Falls and then admire the sheer force of Kadiyanlena Falls.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gampola trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jaffna to Gampola takes 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gampola

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Nawalapitiya
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Sudugala Falls ©
Sudugala Falls
Ambuluwawa Biodiversity Complex ©
Ambuluwawa Biodiversity Complex
Kadiyanlena Falls ©
Kadiyanlena Falls

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