5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Colombo
Drive:  3 h 30 min
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Ella
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Sigiriya
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Trincomalee
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
End: Colombo

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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 11th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Nine Arches Bridge and then take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ella trip itinerary maker tool.

Colombo to Ella is an approximately 3.5- hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

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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.
You've now added Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic to your itinerary. On the 13th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy trip maker website.

You can drive from Ella to Kandy in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue ©
Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sigiriya Museum. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Sigiriya Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sigiriya journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Sigiriya takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Golden Temple of Dambulla, Minneriya National Park
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Sigiriya Museum ©
Sigiriya Museum

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Trincomalee

Trincomalee ©
A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple, take in the natural beauty of Kanniya Hot Springs, and then stroll through Nilaveli Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Trincomalee trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Sigiriya to Trincomalee in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Nilaveli Beach
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Koneswaram Temple ©
Koneswaram Temple
Kanniya Hot Springs ©
Kanniya Hot Springs

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