5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Colombo
— Few hours
Fly:  1 h
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Anuradhapura
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5 h
4
Galle
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Mumbai

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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.
To see reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Colombo trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Colombo is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. September in Colombo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping
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Stone 'N' String ©
Stone 'N' String

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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 30th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, look for gifts at Kandy City Center, and then look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio.

For where to stay and tourist information, read our Kandy planning app .

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 your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Kandy

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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Jayamali Batiks Studio ©
Jayamali Batiks Studio
Kandy City Center ©
Kandy City Center

1
night
Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
On the 1st (Mon), don't miss a visit to Isurumuniya Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Maha Boodhi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba, and finally make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba.

For ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Anuradhapura day trip planning app .

Getting from Kandy to Anuradhapura by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Galle.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): look for gifts at Chilli Dragon Spice, then look for gifts at Ibrahim Jewellers, then look for gifts at Orchid House, and finally stop by Shoba. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Stick No Bills Poster Gallery, then stop by A2 Silver Gallery, then look for gifts at Lihiniya Gems, and finally stop by Embark.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Galle trip maker .

Traveling by car from Anuradhapura to Galle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

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Orchid House ©
Orchid House
Lihiniya Gems ©
Lihiniya Gems
Stick No Bills Poster Gallery ©
Stick No Bills Poster Gallery

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