5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Colombo
1
Colombo
— 1 day
Fly:  1 h
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
3
Mirissa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Beruwala
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  1 h 15 min
End: Colombo

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Colombo National Museum, then stop by Stone 'N' String, and then browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Colombo. August in Colombo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Kandy.

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally look for gifts at Kandy City Center.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Colombo to Kandy takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Mirissa.

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

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nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, then stroll through Jungle Beach, and then stop by Shoba. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Embark, steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, and then kick back and relax at Unawatuna Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mirissa trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Mirissa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. In August in Mirissa, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Beruwala.

Things to do in Mirissa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Galle, Jungle Beach
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

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night
Beruwala

Beruwala ©
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bentota Beach, then look for gifts at Dara Gems & Jewellery, and then stop by Sriyan Jewellers.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Beruwala travel planner.

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Beruwala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Beruwala

Shopping Classes Parks

Side Trip

Bentota Beach
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Dara Gems & Jewellery ©
Dara Gems & Jewellery
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

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