6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  7​h
1
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h
4
Galle
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Sigiriya and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sigiriya visit planning site .

Bengaluru, India to Sigiriya is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Minneriya National Park, Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and then snap pictures at Demodara Nine Arch Bridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Ella trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Sigiriya to Ella in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Ella can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy itinerary planner .

Getting from Ella to Kandy by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

1
night
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 6th (Wed), make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, then look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery, and finally contemplate the long history of Galle Fort.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Galle online route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Galle in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Galle can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

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