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): look for gifts at Chilli Dragon Spice and then look for gifts at Stick No Bills Poster Gallery. Keep things going the next day: stop by Orchid House, look for gifts at Embark, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirissa Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Galle tour itinerary planning tool .

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

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa Beach, Jungle Beach
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Orchid House ©
Orchid House
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa 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): look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then make a trip to Degaldoruwa Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandy road trip planner .

Getting from Galle to Kandy by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Shopping 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, stop by Stone 'N' String, and then take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Colombo trip itinerary planning tool .

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, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Stone 'N' String ©
Stone 'N' String

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