6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Colombo, Taxi to Dambulla
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Dambulla
— 1 night
Drive
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Kandy
— 1 night
Fly
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Galle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Colombo
— 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dambulla trip builder site.

Mumbai, India to Dambulla is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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 1st (Mon): stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally stop by Kandy City Center.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kandy online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Dambulla to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Galle

— 2 nights
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, look for gifts at Lihiniya Gems, and then stop by Orchid House. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Galle, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Kandy to Galle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October in Galle, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stop by Barefoot, then look for gifts at Stone 'N' String, and then get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Colombo trip planner.

You can drive from Galle to Colombo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Colombo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping · Museums

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.