6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Ella
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Negombo
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Lucknow

2
nights
Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Sigiriya and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple of Dambulla. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Sigiriya online vacation builder .

Lucknow, India to Sigiriya is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Golden Temple of Dambulla, Minneriya National Park
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla

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.
On the 15th (Sun), explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy trip maker .

Getting from Sigiriya to Kandy by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and then snap pictures at Demodara Nine Arch Bridge.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ella tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kandy to Ella in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Negombo.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge

1
night
Negombo

Negombo ©
Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Negombo online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ella to Negombo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Negombo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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