5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka trip planner

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Taxi to Diyawanna Oya, Fly to Kandy
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Kandy
— 1 day
Fly
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Galle
— 1 night
Drive
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Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ella
— 1 night
Drive

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Kandy

— 1 day
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kandy road trip planning site.

Colombo to Kandy is an approximately 3-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Galle

— 1 night
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda, kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Galle road trip planning app.

Fly from Kandy to Galle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:

Sigiriya

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Sigiriya Fortress and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple of Dambulla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sigiriya online road trip planner.

You can drive from Galle to Sigiriya in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:

Ella

— 1 night
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 5th (Tue), look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, then snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and finally admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ella road trip planning site.

Drive from Sigiriya to Ella in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes · Shopping

Sri Lanka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.