6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Kandy — 1 day

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 5th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then make a trip to Royal Botanical Gardens.

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Colombo to Kandy is an approximately 3-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dambulla.
Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
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Dambulla — 2 nights

On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll through Dhilip De Alwis, explore the ancient world of Sigiriya Fortress, and then make a trip to Pidurangala Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pidurangala Royal Cave Temple.

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You can drive from Kandy to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips

Ella — 1 night

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 8th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and then make a trip to Nine Arches Bridge.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ella trip tool.

You can drive from Dambulla to Ella in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mirissa.
Parks · Classes · Nature

Mirissa — 2 nights

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 9th (Fri), kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Jungle Beach and then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort.

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You can drive from Ella to Mirissa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Mirissa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Sri Lanka travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.