5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Colombo
train:  1​h
Bentota
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Mirissa
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
Kandy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Sigiriya
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
End: Colombo

few
hours
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
On the 9th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Beruwala Beach and then stroll through Bentota Beach.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bentota day trip tool .

Colombo to Bentota is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive. In March, daytime highs in Bentota are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mirissa.

Things to do in Bentota

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Beruwala Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Beruwala Beach ©
Beruwala Beach

2
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for gifts at Stick No Bills Poster Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Unawatuna Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): kick back and relax at Polhena Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mirissa travel route planner.

You can drive from Bentota to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Galle, Unawatuna, Polhena Beach
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Unawatuna Beach ©
Unawatuna Beach

2
nights
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Kandy, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kandy travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Mirissa to Kandy by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kandy

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Palace of Kandy ©
Royal Palace of Kandy
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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hours
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.
On the 13th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Sigiriya World Heritage Site and then Head underground at The Golden Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sigiriya tour planner.

You can drive from Kandy to Sigiriya in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

The Golden Temple
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The Golden Temple ©
The Golden Temple
Sigiriya World Heritage Site
Sigiriya World Heritage Site

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