5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Kandy
— 1 day
2
Arugam Bay
— 1 night
3
Ella
— 1 night
4
Sigiriya
— 2 nights

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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 18th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

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Colombo to Kandy is an approximately 1.5-hour combination of taxi and train. You can also take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Kandy

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Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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night
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
On the 19th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, explore the activities along Arugam Bay, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally explore the activities along Pottuvil Lagoon.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Arugam Bay trip app.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Arugam Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. July in Arugam Bay sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Spas
Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay

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Ella

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Ella trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Arugam Bay to Ella in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Zipline

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nights
Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Pidurangala Royal Cave Temple, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dambulla Royal Cave Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock and then delve into the distant past at Sigiriya.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sigiriya day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ella to Sigiriya takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dambulla
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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