6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Sigiriya
— 2 nights
2
Ella
— 1 night
3
Mirissa
— 1 night
4
Kandy
— 1 night

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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): make a trip to Sigiriya and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

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

Muscat, Oman to Sigiriya is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Muscat to Sigiriya. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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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 13th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and then make a trip to Nine Arches Bridge.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ella tour planning app.

You can drive from Sigiriya to Ella in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daily temperatures in Ella can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mirissa.

Things to do in Ella

Nature · Parks
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge

1
night
Mirissa

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

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mirissa day trip planning site.

You can drive from Ella to Mirissa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

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

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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 (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, then appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kandy route planning tool.

Fly from Mirissa to Kandy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough 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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