6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Colombo
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Ella
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
3
Mirissa
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Kandy
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

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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 10th (Tue), hunt for treasures at Pettah and then stop by Careem Jewellers.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Colombo online trip itinerary planner .

Hyderabad, India to Colombo is an approximately 4-hour flight. In September, daytime highs in Colombo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping

Side Trip

Careem Jewellers
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Careem Jewellers ©
Careem Jewellers
Pettah ©
Pettah

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and then learn more about the world around you at R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ella trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Colombo to Ella in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks Museums
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

3
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Shop till you drop at Tsunami Photo Museum and Lak Gems & Jewellery. You'll get in some beach time at Mirissa Beach and Akurala Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mirissa: Jungle Beach (in Unawatuna), Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery (in Habaraduwa) and Bentota Beach (in Bentota). It doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mirissa online trip planner .

Getting from Ella to Mirissa by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. September in Mirissa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Tsunami Photo Museum, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery, Bentota Beach, Hikkaduwa Beach
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

1
night
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Kandy online attractions planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Mirissa to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to 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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