5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chennai
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 45 min
1
Galle
— Few hours
Taxi + Fly:  1 h
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Dambulla
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Ella
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Chennai

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Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 7th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Galle Fort.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Galle online road trip planner.

Chennai, India to Galle is an approximately 4- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly. While traveling from Chennai, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Galle, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

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 8th (Tue): explore the activities along Kandy Lake, don't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Galle to Kandy in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
On the 9th (Wed), make a trip to Dambulla Cave Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dambulla Royal Cave Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, then delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dambulla tour site.

You can drive from Kandy to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Habarana, Sigiriya
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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.
On the 11th (Fri), take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and then savor the flavors at Honey Bee Garden.

Before you visit Ella, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Dambulla to Ella takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden

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