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
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  2 h 15 min
3
Negombo
— 1 night
Fly:  4 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 24th (Fri): kick back and relax at Jungle Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): stop by Embark, then enjoy the sand and surf at Unawatuna Beach, and then kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Galle travel route planning app .

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 August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Galle, with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Beaches Parks Outdoors

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 27th (Mon): look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally stop by Kandy City Center.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kandy journey app .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Negombo.

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
Negombo

Negombo ©
Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Negombo Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Negombo tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Negombo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. August in Negombo sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Negombo

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach

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