6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Taxi:  7 h
1
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1 h
4
Galle
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5 h
End: Bengaluru

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Sigiriya and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sigiriya travel planner.

Bengaluru, India to Sigiriya is an approximately 7- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 4th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and then take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ella trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Sigiriya to Ella in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Ella

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

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 5th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

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Getting from Ella to Kandy by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

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
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, then kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, then stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery, and finally contemplate the long history of Galle Fort.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Galle trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Galle in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Galle, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Unawatuna
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Lak Gems & Jewellery ©
Lak Gems & Jewellery

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