6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kandy
— 1 day
2
Arugam Bay
— 2 nights
3
Ella
— 1 night
4
Sigiriya
— 2 nights

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 16th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, thenmake a trip to Galmaduwa temple kandy, and finally make a trip to Degaldoruwa Temple.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy online road trip planner.

Colombo to Kandy is an approximately 1.5-hour combination of taxi and train. You can also take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Arugam Bay.

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
Galmaduwa temple kandy ©
Galmaduwa temple kandy

2
nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Arugam Bay, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pottuvil Lagoon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): make a trip to Muhudu Maha Vihara, explore the ancient world of Sangamankandy Pilliyar Kovil, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudumbigala Monastery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Arugam Bay journey planner.

Getting from Kandy to Arugam Bay by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Spas
Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, thentake in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ella itinerary tool.

Drive from Arugam Bay to Ella in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden

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 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dambulla Royal Cave Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the ancient world of Sigiriya.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, use the Sigiriya day trip planning site.

You can drive from Ella to Sigiriya in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dambulla
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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