6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka tour planner
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Fly to Colombo, Taxi to Sigiriya
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Sigiriya — 2 nights

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 Fortress 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.

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Muscat, Oman to Sigiriya is an approximately 10.5-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.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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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 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 flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi, bus, 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.
Nature · Parks

Mirissa — 1 night

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 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. 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 fly to Kandy.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Kandy — 1 night

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 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
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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.