6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + taxi:  21​h 30​min
1
Dambulla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Ella
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Unawatuna
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
4
Kandy
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

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night
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 30th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Sigiriya and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dambulla trip planning app .

San Francisco, USA to Dambulla is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from San Francisco to Dambulla. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya

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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 31st (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and then explore the galleries of R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ella tour planning site .

You can drive from Dambulla to Ella in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks Shopping
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

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night
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, then stroll through Jungle Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Unawatuna itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ella to Unawatuna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Unawatuna are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Galle Fort
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

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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 2nd (Thu): explore the activities along Kandy Lake and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy day trip planning app .

Getting from Unawatuna to Kandy by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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