5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
1
Sigiriya
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
End: Colombo

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, don't miss a visit to Sigiriya, and then examine the collection at Sigiriya Museum. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dhilip De Alwis.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya online trip itinerary planner .

Colombo to Sigiriya is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Dhilip De Alwis
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis

2
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
On the 29th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, view the masterpieces at Pilgrims Lounge Chrishtopher Handicraft and Paint Gallery, don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and finally look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach and then kick back and relax at Bentota Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Unawatuna trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sigiriya to Unawatuna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Galle, Mirissa Beach, Bentota Beach
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

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 1st (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kandy travel planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Nature
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Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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