5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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— 1 night
Taxi to Diyawanna Oya, Fly to Kandy
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Taxi to Habarana, Train to Colombo


Colombo — 1 night

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, then surround yourself with nature on Sri Shannon Tours, then contemplate 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 (Pvt) Ltd.

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 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Kandy.
Transportation · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Kandy — 1 night

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, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then look 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 flight from Colombo to Kandy takes 3 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.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trip
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Sigiriya — 2 nights

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 Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sigiriya trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Sigiriya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Side Trip
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Sri Lanka travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.