5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Colombo
— Few hours
Fly:  1 h
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
3
Galle
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h
End: Chennai

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hours
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 14th (Wed): look for gifts at Barefoot and then stop by Stone 'N' String.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Colombo day trip planning site .

Chennai (Madras), India to Colombo is an approximately 5-hour flight. November in Colombo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

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

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 15th (Thu): look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio, then contemplate the waterfront views at 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 traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kandy trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Colombo to Kandy in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Galle.

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

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mirissa Beach and Jungle Beach. Bring the kids along to Unawatuna Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. Step out of Galle to go to Mirissa and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: stop by Shoba.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Galle tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Galle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mirissa, Jungle Beach, Hikkaduwa Beach
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

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