6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Colombo
— Few hours
Fly:  1 h
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
3
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
4
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Dambulla
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

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Colombo

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
On the 1st (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Colombo journey planner.

Mumbai, India to Colombo is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Historic Sites
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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), make a trip to Royal Botanical Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, then make a trip to Galmaduwa temple kandy, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kandy trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Colombo to Kandy takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Unawatuna.

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
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

2
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, then don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Unawatuna Devol Devalaya, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Unawatuna trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Unawatuna in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Unawatuna, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mirissa, Galle Fort
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

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 5th (Fri): stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, then snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, and finally learn and have fun at Honey Bee Garden.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ella trip website.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Ella in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dambulla.

Things to do in Ella

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

1
night
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
On the 6th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple of Dambulla and then delve into the distant past at Sigiriya.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dambulla road trip tool.

Drive from Ella to Dambulla in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya

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