5 days in Gampola, Nuwara Eliya & Ella Itinerary

5 days in Gampola, Nuwara Eliya & Ella Itinerary

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5 days in Gampola, Nuwara Eliya & Ella Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Gampola
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Nuwara Eliya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Ella
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Colombo

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Gampola

Gampola ©
Gampola is a town located in Kandy District, Central Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get outside with Ambuluwawa Biodiversity Complex.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gampola route planner.

Colombo to Gampola is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Gampola

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Ambuluwawa Biodiversity Complex ©
Ambuluwawa Biodiversity Complex

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Horton Plains National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Mohini falls, and then experience rural life at Bluefield Tea Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Hakgala Botanic Gardens, then explore the activities along Gregory Lake, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sita Temple.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nuwara Eliya itinerary planner .

Drive from Gampola to Nuwara Eliya in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake
Hakgala Botanic Gardens ©
Hakgala Botanic Gardens

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Ella

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, then make a trip to Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): learn the tricks of the trade with Honey Bee Garden, then admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, and then indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ella trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Nuwara Eliya to Ella in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Tours
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

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