5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Hikkaduwa
— 1 night
Drive
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Mirissa
— 1 night
Fly
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Kandy
— 1 night
Fly to Diyawanna Oya, Taxi to Colombo
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Colombo
— 1 night
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Hikkaduwa

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll through Hikkaduwa Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hikkaduwa tour planner.

Bengaluru, India to Hikkaduwa is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru in September, Hikkaduwa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Mirissa

— 1 night
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mirissa online day trip planner.

Drive from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Mirissa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Kandy

— 1 night
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 1st (Mon): make a trip to Royal Palace of Kandy, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then make a trip to Degaldoruwa Temple, then make a trip to Galmaduwa temple kandy, and finally make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

For photos and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Mirissa to Kandy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Colombo

— 1 night
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 2nd (Tue): stroll around Galle Face Green, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and then take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Colombo trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Kandy to Colombo by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Sri Lanka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.