5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dambulla
— 1 night
2
Kandy
— 1 night
3
Galle
— 2 nights

1
night
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Sigiriya and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dambulla trip itinerary maker app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Dambulla is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Dambulla, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya

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), explore the activities along Kandy Lake, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, thendon't miss a visit to Kandy view point, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kandy day trip planner.

You can drive from Dambulla to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Galle.

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

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Tea Zone, kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach, and then kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Galle trip planning site.

You can fly from Kandy to Galle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. December in Galle sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa, Mirissa Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

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