5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Dambulla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h
3
Galle
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h
End: Riyadh

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.
On the 12th (Tue), make a trip to Sigiriya and then stroll through Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Dambulla vacation builder tool .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Dambulla is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Riyadh to Dambulla, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya

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.
On the 13th (Wed), explore the activities along Kandy Lake, steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kandy itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dambulla to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, then look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirissa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Galle travel route builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Galle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In November in Galle, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Mirissa
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

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