6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Negombo
— 1 day
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Dambulla
— Few hours
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Sigiriya
— 1 night
4
Matale
— 1 night
5
Kandy
— Few hours
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Nuwara Eliya
— 1 night
7
Kataragama
— 1 night
8
Dondra
— Few hours
9
Matara
— Few hours
10
Bentota
— 1 night

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Negombo

Little Rome

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 16th (Thu): kick back and relax at Negombo Beach and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Negombo trip itinerary planning website.

Chennai, India to Negombo is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. In January in Negombo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for Dambulla.

Things to do in Negombo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 17:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach

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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.
On the 16th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dambulla Cave Temple and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

Plan my day in Dambulla using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Negombo to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Dambulla Cave Temple ©
Dambulla Cave Temple
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Sigiriya Museum, delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sigiriya day trip site.

Sigiriya is very close to Dambulla. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Matale.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 17:
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Safaris
Sigiriya Museum ©
Sigiriya Museum

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night
Matale

Matale ©
A regional city in the middle of the island, Matale has become known as a center of agriculture.
Sri Muthumariamman Temple has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Muthumariamman Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Matale online holiday maker.

Drive from Sigiriya to Matale in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Matale are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Kandy.

Things to do in Matale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Aluvihara Rock Cave Temple ©
Aluvihara Rock Cave Temple

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Raja Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Kandy trip builder.

You can drive from Matale to Kandy in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Raja Museum ©
Raja Museum

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night
Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©

Little England

Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nuwara Eliya travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kataragama.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 19:
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Kande-ela Reservoir ©
Kande-ela Reservoir

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Kataragama

Kataragama
Kataragama is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kataragama trip tool.

Getting from Nuwara Eliya to Kataragama by car takes about 4 hours. In January in Kataragama, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 20th (Mon), you'll travel to Dondra.

Things to do in Kataragama

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours
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Dondra

Dondra ©
On the 20th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uthpalawarna Sri Vishnu Devalaya and then don't miss a visit to Dondra Head Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dondra sightseeing tool.

Drive from Kataragama to Dondra in 3 hours. January in Dondra sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Matara.

Things to do in Dondra

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Dondra Head Lighthouse ©
Dondra Head Lighthouse
Uthpalawarna Sri Vishnu Devalaya ©
Uthpalawarna Sri Vishnu Devalaya

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hours
Matara

Matara

Mathota

A commercial capital in the south, Matara offers a real taste of Sri Lanka, which the southern coast's beach resorts often lack.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Matara trip itinerary website.

Matara is just a stone's throw from Dondra. In January, daily temperatures in Matara can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You'll set off for Bentota on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Matara

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:

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Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kande Viharaya Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bentota Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bentota online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Matara to Bentota in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Bentota can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Kande Viharaya Temple ©
Kande Viharaya Temple

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