6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Colombo
Drive:  2 h 45 min
1
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Nuwara Eliya
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Kandy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Negombo
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
End: Colombo

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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 11th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, and then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Ella travel itinerary planner.

Colombo to Ella is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Ella

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

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Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Horton Plains National Park, thenexplore the activities along Kande-ela Reservoir, thenget to know the fascinating history of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sita Temple.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nuwara Eliya road trip site.

Traveling by car from Ella to Nuwara Eliya takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Sita Temple ©
Sita Temple
Kande-ela Reservoir ©
Kande-ela Reservoir

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nights
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Change things up with a short trip to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and make a trip to Kandy view point.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kandy trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Negombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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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

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Negombo

Negombo ©
Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Negombo day trip planning app.

Getting from Kandy to Negombo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Negombo are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Negombo

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Colombo
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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