6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Kandy
— 1 night
Drive
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Trincomalee
— 1 night
Drive
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Anuradhapura
— 1 night
Drive
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Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
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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 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Ceylon Tea Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, and finally look for gifts at Kandy City Center.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kandy itinerary planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Kandy is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Kandy

Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Trincomalee

— 1 night
A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
On the 1st (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Trincomalee War Cemetery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Trincomalee trip planner.

You can drive from Kandy to Trincomalee in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Anuradhapura

— 1 night
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): make a trip to Isurumuniya Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruwanwelisaya, then contemplate the waterfront views at Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Anuradhapura trip maker.

You can drive from Trincomalee to Anuradhapura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Hikkaduwa

— 2 nights
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
On the 3rd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Protection Association, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, tour the pleasant surroundings at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, then see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Tsunami Photo Museum.

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Drive from Anuradhapura to Hikkaduwa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.