6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Colombo
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Colombo
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
2
Negombo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Dambulla
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Unawatuna
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Kandy
— 1 night
Train + Taxi:  1 h
End: Colombo

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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 11th (Wed), make a trip to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, thentake in the exciting artwork at Ganeshism Studio Gallery, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and finally stroll around Galle Face Green.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Colombo visit app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Colombo. September in Colombo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Negombo.

Things to do in Colombo

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Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara

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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.
On the 12th (Thu), stop by Kalpana's Batik & Souvenirs and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Negombo Beach.

To find ratings and tourist information, read Negombo day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Colombo to Negombo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Negombo are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Dambulla.

Things to do in Negombo

Beaches Parks Shopping
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Kalpana's Batik & Souvenirs ©
Kalpana's Batik & Souvenirs

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Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, stroll through Dhilip De Alwis, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dambulla trip planner.

You can drive from Negombo to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dhilip De Alwis, Sigiriya
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis

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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 14th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, thentake in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and then make a trip to Nine Arches Bridge.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ella trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dambulla to Ella in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Ella

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

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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 15th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, thendon't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda, thenstroll through Jungle Beach, and finally look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Unawatuna online day trip planner.

Getting from Ella to Unawatuna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Galle Fort
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

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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 16th (Mon), explore the activities along Kandy Lake, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, thensee the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum, and finally admire all the interesting features of Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy sightseeing tool.

Getting from Unawatuna to Kandy by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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

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