5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dambulla
— 1 night
2
Kandy
— 1 night
3
Galle
— 2 nights

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

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dambulla trip builder website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Dambulla is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Dambulla is 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Nature Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the activities along Kandy Lake, thendon't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, thenmake a trip to Kandy view point, and finally make a trip to Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kandy trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dambulla to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Finish 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
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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): steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Galle tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Kandy to Galle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Galle are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Mirissa
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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