6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka holiday maker

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Fly to Colombo, Taxi to Dambulla
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Dambulla
— 1 night
Drive
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Ella
— 1 night
Drive
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Unawatuna
— 1 night
Fly
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Kandy
— 1 night
Fly

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Dambulla

— 1 night
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), delve into the distant past at Sigiriya Fortress and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dambulla trip maker tool.

San Francisco, USA to Dambulla is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and taxi. You'll lose 13.5 hours traveling from San Francisco to Dambulla due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

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

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ella visit planner.

Traveling by car from Dambulla to Ella takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

Unawatuna

— 1 night
Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, then stroll through Jungle Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Plan trip to Unawatuna with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Ella to Unawatuna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or fly. In December in Unawatuna, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), explore the activities along Kandy Lake and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kandy online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Unawatuna to Kandy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:

Sri Lanka travel guide

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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.