6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h
1
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Ella
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Unawatuna
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Dubai

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Sigiriya and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sigiriya journey builder website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sigiriya is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to India Standard Time is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks Nature 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.
On the 1st (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then make a trip to Kandy view point, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kandy road trip planning site .

You can drive from Sigiriya to Kandy in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): snap pictures at Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and then admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ella road trip tool .

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

Things to do in Ella

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

1
night
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
On the 3rd (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Unawatuna trip tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Ella to Unawatuna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough 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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