5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Taxi:  7 h
1
Galle
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
3
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 17th (Mon), look for gifts at Shoba. On the next day, look for gifts at Stick No Bills Poster Gallery, kick back and relax at Unawatuna Beach, and then stroll through Mirissa Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Galle route planner.

Bengaluru, India to Galle is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Bengaluru in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 30°C in Galle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa Beach, Mirissa Beach, Jungle Beach
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach

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.
On the 20th (Thu), look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally look for gifts at Kandy City Center.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Galle to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Jayamali Batiks Studio ©
Jayamali Batiks Studio

1
night
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 21st (Fri), browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, stop by Stone 'N' String, and then examine the collection at Colombo National Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Colombo online route planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Colombo in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. September in Colombo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Museums
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Stone 'N' String ©
Stone 'N' String
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct ©
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct

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