5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: New Delhi
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Colombo
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Dambulla
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: New Delhi

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Colombo trip tool.

New Delhi, India to Colombo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. In March, Colombo is a bit warmer than New Delhi - with highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Colombo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

2
nights
Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): look for gifts at Made In Ceylon, thensteep yourself in history at Galle Fort, thenbrowse the exhibits of Saffron Robes, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tsunami Photo Museum. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, thenview the masterpieces at EXOTIC ROOTS, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hikkaduwa trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Colombo to Hikkaduwa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Galle, Unawatuna, Tsunami Photo Museum
Highlights from your plan
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Dutch Reformed Church ©
Dutch Reformed Church

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 8th (Fri), stroll the grounds of Kandy War Cemetery, browse for treasures at Sriya & Daya Curio Shop, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, thenlook for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy road trip planning app.

You can fly from Hikkaduwa to Kandy in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): browse the fresh offerings at Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre, thenmake a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dambulla day trip planning site.

Drive from Kandy to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre ©
Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs ©
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs

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