5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Colombo
train:  1​h 45​min
1
Dambulla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
2
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Bentota
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
End: Colombo

1
night
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dambulla day trip planning tool .

Colombo to Dambulla is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Spas
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Spas

2
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally stroll through Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, then stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery, and then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Unawatuna travel route app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Dambulla to Unawatuna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Unawatuna, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, Galle Fort
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

1
night
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bentota holiday planner.

You can drive from Unawatuna to Bentota in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In November in Bentota, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

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