6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Colombo
1
Colombo
— 1 day
Drive:  6 h 45 min
2
Jaffna
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
4
Galle
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Bentota
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Colombo

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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.
On the 22nd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mount Lavinia Beach.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Colombo driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Colombo. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Jaffna.

Things to do in Colombo

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Mount Lavinia Beach ©
Mount Lavinia Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

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Jaffna

Jaffna ©
A center of Tamil culture, the city of Jaffna remains in the process of rebuilding after suffering greatly during the civil war.
On the 23rd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kadurugoda Buddhist Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Manalkadu Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nallur Kovil.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaffna online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Colombo to Jaffna takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Jaffna

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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Nallur Kovil ©
Nallur Kovil
Kadurugoda Buddhist Temple ©
Kadurugoda Buddhist Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, thenstop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy itinerary planner.

Getting from Jaffna to Kandy by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

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night
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 25th (Mon): stop by Made In Ceylon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Galle holiday site.

Getting from Kandy to Galle by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Galle are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bentota.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Unawatuna
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Made In Ceylon ©
Made In Ceylon

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nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): look for gifts at LankaLIKE, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, thenstroll through Sea Turtle Protection Association, and finally stroll through Kosgoda Turtle Care. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, thenkick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bentota trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Galle to Bentota in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Ahungalla Beach, Kosgoda Turtle Care, LankaLIKE
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa ©
Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa

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