6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Taxi to Diyawanna Oya, Fly to Nuwara Eliya
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Nuwara Eliya
— 1 night
Drive
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Ella
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kataragama
Drive
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Bentota
— 2 nights
Drive

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Nuwara Eliya

— 1 night

Little England

Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
On the 7th (Mon), get outside with Devil's Staircase, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horton Plains National Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kande-ela Reservoir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Gregory Lake and then look for all kinds of wild species at Waterfall Tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nuwara Eliya trip itinerary planner.

Colombo to Nuwara Eliya is an approximately 3-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Ella

— 2 nights
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, then take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, then take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden, and finally stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ella trip tool.

You can drive from Nuwara Eliya to Ella in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kataragama.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes · Shopping

Kataragama

Kataragama is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kataragama day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Ella to Kataragama takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 10th (Thu), you're off to Bentota.

Things to do in Kataragama

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Bentota

— 2 nights
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stop by Ayesha Gems and Jewellers, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then explore the activities along Bentota River. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bentota holiday maker tool.

Getting from Kataragama to Bentota by car takes about 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Bentota are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks · Nature · Spas · Outdoors

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.