6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  10​h
1
Dambulla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Uda Walawe National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
4
Kandy
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

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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 28th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Sigiriya World Heritage Site, then make a trip to Sigiriya Craft Village, and then explore the fascinating underground world of The Golden Temple.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dambulla online travel route planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Dambulla is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Dambulla due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ella.

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Sigiriya, Minneriya National Park
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Sigiriya World Heritage Site
Sigiriya World Heritage Site

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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 30th (Thu): take in the views from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, and then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ella journey planner.

You can drive from Dambulla to Ella in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In August in Ella, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Uda Walawe National Park.

Things to do in Ella

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

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Uda Walawe National Park

Uda Walawe National Park ©
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Uda Walawe National Park trip planner.

Drive from Ella to Uda Walawe National Park in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Uda Walawe National Park

Nature Parks
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Udawalawe National Park ©
Udawalawe National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the activities along Kandy Lake, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Kandy, and then steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kandy trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Uda Walawe National Park to Kandy takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Palace of Kandy ©
Royal Palace of Kandy

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