6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h
3
Galle
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
4
Ella
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

2
nights
Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Sigiriya and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sigiriya trip planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Sigiriya is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to India Standard Time (IST) is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Golden Temple of Dambulla, Minneriya National Park
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

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 13th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sigiriya to Kandy takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
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 14th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda, then stroll through Jungle Beach, then look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery, and finally steep yourself in history at Galle Fort.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Galle sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Galle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In August in Galle, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Unawatuna
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

1
night
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 15th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, make a trip to Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ella day trip app .

Getting from Galle to Ella by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Ella, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge

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