6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + taxi:  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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mihintale. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Gal Palama (Stone Bridge) over Malwathu Oya, then delve into the distant past at Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate), and then identify plant and animal life at Wilpattu National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Anuradhapura route site .

Chennai, India to Anuradhapura is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Mihintale ©
Mihintale
Wilpattu National Park ©
Wilpattu National Park
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya

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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Sriya & Daya Curio Shop.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy tour planner .

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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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.
Start your trip to Nuwara Eliya by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Wildlife Nature
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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stop by Salie's Fine Jewelry & Gem Stones and then browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Colombo holiday planner.

Getting from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. 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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