5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h
1
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Kandy
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Unawatuna
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Dubai

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): delve into the distant past at Sigiriya and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya journey planning tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sigiriya is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Sigiriya due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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 4th (Wed): explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then make a trip to Kandy view point, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kandy day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sigiriya to Kandy takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Unawatuna.

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
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

1
night
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
On the 5th (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Unawatuna journey maker app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Unawatuna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Galle Fort
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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