6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chennai
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 45 min
1
Galle
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Train + Taxi:  1 h
3
Colombo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Ella
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Chennai

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery, and then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, browse the exhibits of Tsunami Photo Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Galle trip builder.

Chennai, India to Galle is an approximately 4- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly. January in Galle sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Tsunami Photo Museum, Hikkaduwa Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

1
night
Kandy

Kandy ©
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 15th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, then see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum, then don't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kandy online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Galle to Kandy by combination of flight and taxi takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

1
night
Colombo

Colombo ©
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 16th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Ganeshism Studio Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Colombo trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Kandy to Colombo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in Colombo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct ©
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum

1
night
Ella

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
On the 17th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, then snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, and finally stop by Ella Gem & Jewelry. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock and then stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ella trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colombo to Ella takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge

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