6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Kandy
— 1 night
Drive
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Anuradhapura
— 1 night
Drive
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Trincomalee
— 1 night
Drive
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Habarana
— 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Ceylon Tea Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Kandy is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.
On the 29th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isurumuniya Temple, delve into the distant past at Ranmasu Uyana, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruwanwelisaya, and finally don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Anuradhapura online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Anuradhapura takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites

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 30th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Trincomalee War Cemetery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nilaveli Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Trincomalee online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Trincomalee in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Habarana.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Habarana

— 2 nights
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
On the 1st (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis, then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then see the interesting displays at Sigiriya Museum.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Habarana trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Trincomalee to Habarana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Habarana

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.