5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Sigiriya
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
3
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
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 21st (Fri), make a trip to Ancient City of Sigiriya. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, then see the interesting displays at Pethikada, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Dhilip De Alwis.

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London, UK to Sigiriya is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Golden Temple of Dambulla, Dhilip De Alwis
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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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 23rd (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip planner .

Drive from Sigiriya to Kandy in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

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

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Colombo

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Colombo day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Kandy to Colombo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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