5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + Taxi:  8 h 15 min
1
Ella
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Unawatuna
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
3
Mirissa
— Few hours
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
5
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
End: Hyderabad

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 7th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Nine Arch Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, then take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden, and finally get a new perspective on nature at R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ella visit planner.

Hyderabad, India to Ella is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arch Bridge ©
Nine Arch Bridge
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden

1
night
Unawatuna

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, and then stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery.

Before you visit Unawatuna, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ella to Unawatuna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Unawatuna are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can take a train to Mirissa.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Spas Outdoors Parks
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Spas & Wellness
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Lak Gems & Jewellery ©
Lak Gems & Jewellery

few
hours
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for gifts at Dress Palace.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mirissa trip itinerary maker website.

Mirissa is just a stone's throw from Unawatuna. In August in Mirissa, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Shopping
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Dress Palace ©
Dress Palace

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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 9th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asgiriya Maha Viharaya, then explore and take pictures at Royal Botanical Gardens, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kandy trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Mirissa to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then walk around Galle Face Green, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Colombo trip builder website.

You can fly from Kandy to Colombo in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. August in Colombo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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