5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Galle
— Few hours
Fly:  1 h
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Arugam Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Sigiriya
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: New Delhi

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hours
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Unawatuna Devol Devalaya and then look for gifts at Made In Ceylon.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Galle route builder.

New Delhi, India to Galle is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi in June, you will find days in Galle are slightly colder (37°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Unawatuna
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Unawatuna Devol Devalaya ©
Unawatuna Devol Devalaya
Made In Ceylon ©
Made In Ceylon

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Knuckles Forest Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, thenlook for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kandy road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Galle to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Knuckles Forest Reserve
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Knuckles Forest Reserve ©
Knuckles Forest Reserve

2
nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
On the 25th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, thencontemplate the long history of Sangamankandy Pilliyar Kovil, and finally don't miss a visit to Muhudu Maha Vihara. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Whisky Point, Sri Lanka, look for gifts at Rice & Carry Bags Shop, and then explore the activities along Arugam Bay.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Arugam Bay road trip planner.

Getting from Kandy to Arugam Bay by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping
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Whisky Point, Sri Lanka ©
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka
Muhudu Maha Vihara ©
Muhudu Maha Vihara
Spas

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 27th (Sat), stroll through Dhilip De Alwis and then delve into the distant past at Sigiriya.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya planner.

You can drive from Arugam Bay to Sigiriya in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Dhilip De Alwis
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis

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