6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
2
Kandy
— 1 night
3
Ella
— 1 night
4
Unawatuna
— 1 night

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.
On the 29th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Sigiriya and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sigiriya day trip app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sigiriya is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Sigiriya is 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the activities along Kandy Lake, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, thenmake a trip to Kandy view point, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kandy trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Sigiriya to Kandy takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Ella.

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
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 2nd (Mon): take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, thentake in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and then admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ella journey planner.

Drive from Kandy to Ella in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Ella

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

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort.

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You can drive from Ella to Unawatuna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Unawatuna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Galle Fort
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Scuba & Snorkeling

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