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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): stop by Shoba. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Stick No Bills Poster Gallery, kick back and relax at Unawatuna Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirissa Beach.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Galle route maker site .

Bengaluru, India to Galle is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Galle when traveling from Bengaluru in September, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Jungle Beach, Mirissa Beach, Hikkaduwa 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally stop by Kandy City Center.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kandy trip app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Galle to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Shopping Historic Sites Nature
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, look for gifts at Stone 'N' String, and then examine the collection at Colombo National Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Colombo online route maker .

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. In September in Colombo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time 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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