5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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1
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
2
Kandy
— 1 night
3
Unawatuna
— 1 night

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), explore the ancient world of Sigiriya and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple of Dambulla. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sigiriya trip itinerary app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sigiriya is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to India Standard Time is 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Nature Parks 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.
On the 4th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, thenmake a trip to Kandy view point, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy online trip builder.

Getting from Sigiriya to Kandy by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time 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 ©
Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
On the 5th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Unawatuna vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Kandy to Unawatuna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

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

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