5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka Trip Planner

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Fly to Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, Drive to Netolpitiya
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Netolpitiya
— 1 night
Drive
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Mirissa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Dambulla
Taxi to Colombo, Fly to Delhi

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Netolpitiya

— 1 night
Most people take a trip to Netolpitiya to enjoy a classic beach holiday.
Bandula Surfing School has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Tangalle Lagoon and then see Bandula Surfing School.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Netolpitiya trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Netolpitiya is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from New Delhi in November, Netolpitiya is a bit warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Netolpitiya

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Mirissa

— 3 nights
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 6th (Mon), stroll through Jungle Beach and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): stroll through Mirissa Beach and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mirissa trip maker tool.

Drive from Netolpitiya to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Mirissa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Dambulla

On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dambulla vacation planner.

You can fly from Mirissa to Dambulla in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Sri Lanka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.