6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly + taxi:  7​h
1
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Ella
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
3
Mirissa
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Kandy
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Muscat

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Sigiriya and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sigiriya day trip planner.

Muscat, Oman to Sigiriya is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Muscat to Sigiriya. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough 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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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya

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.
On the 13th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and then take in the views from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ella travel route planning website .

Traveling by car from Sigiriya to Ella takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Ella are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Ella

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

1
night
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): look for gifts at LAZY.RIDE, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirissa Beach, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mirissa itinerary maker site .

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. In August, daytime highs in Mirissa are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
LAZY.RIDE ©
LAZY.RIDE

1
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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 15th (Thu): make a trip to Royal Botanical Gardens, appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip itinerary maker tool .

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can 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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