6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly:  1​h
1
Kandy
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Trincomalee
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Arugam Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Nuwara Eliya
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Ambalangoda
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
End: Colombo

1
day
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 14th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Royal Botanical Gardens and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kandy online visit planner .

Colombo to Kandy is an approximately 1-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife Parks 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

1
night
Trincomalee

Trincomalee ©
A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Nilaveli Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koneswaram Temple.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Trincomalee itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Kandy to Trincomalee by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Nilaveli Beach
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Koneswaram Temple ©
Koneswaram Temple
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudumbigala Monastery, then stop by Rice & Carry Bags Shop, then contemplate the waterfront views at Arugam Bay, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Whisky Point, Sri Lanka, make a trip to Muhudu Maha Vihara, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pottuvil Lagoon.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Arugam Bay vacation maker tool .

Traveling by car from Trincomalee to Arugam Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors Historic Sites Nature
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Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay
Muhudu Maha Vihara ©
Muhudu Maha Vihara
Pottuvil Lagoon ©
Pottuvil Lagoon

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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 18th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Horton Plains National Park, then admire the sheer force of Mohini falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Gregory Lake.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nuwara Eliya route planner .

Traveling by car from Arugam Bay to Nuwara Eliya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Ambalangoda.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake

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night
Ambalangoda

Ambalangoda ©
Ambalangoda is a coastal town located in Galle District, Southern Province of Sri Lanka. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Tsunami Photo Museum, identify plant and animal life at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, and then explore the activities along Madu River.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ambalangoda travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Nuwara Eliya to Ambalangoda takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Ambalangoda

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Madu River, Tsunami Photo Museum, Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project
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Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project ©
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Madu River ©
Madu River

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