5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ella
— 1 night
2
Unawatuna
— 1 night
3
Mirissa
— Few hours
4
Kandy
— 1 night
5
Colombo
— 1 night

1
night
Ella

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Nine Arches Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden, and finally look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ella trip itinerary planning website.

Hyderabad, India to Ella is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
Highlights from your plan
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden

1
night
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
On the 8th (Sat), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and then stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Unawatuna trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ella to Unawatuna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Spas Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Spas & Wellness
Lak Gems & Jewellery ©
Lak Gems & Jewellery

few
hours
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 8th (Sat), stop by Dress Palace.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mirissa road trip planner.

Getting from Unawatuna to Mirissa by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Dress Palace ©
Dress Palace

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanical Gardens, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

Make your Kandy itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Mirissa to Kandy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

1
night
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 10th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, thenwalk around Galle Face Green, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Colombo trip itinerary planning website.

Do a combination of train and taxi from Kandy to Colombo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Colombo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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