6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Chennai
Fly:  7 h
1
Anuradhapura
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Kandy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Nuwara Eliya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Colombo
— 1 day
Fly:  5 h
End: Chennai

1
night
Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruwanwelisaya, and then don't miss a visit to Mihintale. On the next day, take in the views from Gal Palama (Stone Bridge) over Malwathu Oya, thendelve into the mystery of Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate), and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wilpattu National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Anuradhapura trip itinerary planner.

Chennai, India to Anuradhapura is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Mihintale ©
Mihintale
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stroll through Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then browse for treasures at Sriya & Daya Curio Shop.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kandy online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Anuradhapura to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

2
nights
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.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nuwara Eliya trip planner.

You can drive from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): look for gifts at Salie's Fine Jewelry & Gem Stones and then buy something for everyone on your list at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Colombo online itinerary planner.

Getting from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping
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Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct ©
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct

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