6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka tour itinerary maker

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Fly to Colombo, Taxi to Dambulla
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Dambulla
Drive
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Kandy
— 1 night
Fly
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Galle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Colombo
— 1 night
Fly

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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 10th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dambulla online itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Dambulla is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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 11th (Fri), look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then take an in-depth tour of Raja Museum, then don't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally stop by Kandy City Center.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kandy driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dambulla to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Galle

— 3 nights
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Shoba and Stick No Bills Poster Gallery. Relax by the water at Mirissa Beach and Bentota Beach. Explore Galle's surroundings by going to Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mirissa). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, stop by Embark, and stroll through Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Galle trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Kandy to Galle in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Colombo

— 1 night
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Borella All Saints Church, look for gifts at Stone 'N' String, and then take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Colombo day trip app.

Drive from Galle to Colombo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Colombo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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.