5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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1
Colombo
— 1 night
2
Kandy
— 1 night
3
Sigiriya
— 2 nights

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night
Colombo

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
You've now added Sri Shannon Tours to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Borella All Saints Church, thensurround yourself with nature on Sri Shannon Tours, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and finally stroll around Galle Face Green. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara and then look for gifts at Vogue Jewellers.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Colombo online tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Colombo. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Kandy.

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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara

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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.
On the 24th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, thenexplore the activities along Kandy Lake, thenlook for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kandy trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Colombo to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kandy

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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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the ancient world of Sigiriya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dambulla Royal Cave Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then explore the ancient world of Sinhagiri.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sigiriya trip builder.

You can drive from Kandy to Sigiriya in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

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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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