5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Chennai
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Galle
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Dambulla
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Ella
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Chennai

1
night
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 30th (Thu), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Pilgrims Lounge Chrishtopher Handicraft and Paint Gallery, stop by Cara Jewellers, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Meera Mosque.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Galle trip itinerary maker.

Chennai, India to Galle is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Chennai in April: highs in Galle hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
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Dutch Reformed Church ©
Dutch Reformed Church
Fishing Charters & Tours
Meera Mosque ©
Meera Mosque

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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.
For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kandy trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Galle to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Shopping Historic Sites Spas
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Jayamali Batiks Studio ©
Jayamali Batiks Studio
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Spas & Wellness

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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 3rd (Sun): savor the flavors at Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre, make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, thensee Off-Road Tours, thenstroll through Dhilip De Alwis, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dambulla trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Dambulla takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Dambulla

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Habarana
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Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis
Off-Road Tours
Spas

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): stroll through Nature Trail Ella, take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden, thenstop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, and finally take in the exciting artwork at I Love Ceylon Gallery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Ella trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Dambulla to Ella by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden
I Love Ceylon Gallery ©
I Love Ceylon Gallery

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