5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Male
ferry + Fly:  4​h
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h
Kandy
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
Beruwala
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Galle
— 1 night
+4
train + foot + bus + Fly + ferry:  5​h
Male

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then stop by Barefoot, then look for gifts at Stone 'N' String, and finally browse the different shops at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Luv SL, look for gifts at Laksala, and then browse the different shops at Arcade Independence Square.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Colombo sightseeing planner.

Male, Maldives to Colombo is an approximately 4-hour flight. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Male in March since evenings lows in Colombo dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kandy.

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Shopping Historic Sites
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Stone 'N' String ©
Stone 'N' String
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct ©
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct

1
day
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 28th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, take an in-depth tour of Raja Museum, then make a trip to Royal Palace of Kandy, then admire the landmark architecture of Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa), and finally stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kandy travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Colombo to Kandy takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Kandy can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Beruwala.

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Royal Palace of Kandy ©
Royal Palace of Kandy
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Jayamali Batiks Studio ©
Jayamali Batiks Studio

1
day
Beruwala

Beruwala ©
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Barberyn Island Lighthouse and then look for gifts at Dara Gems and Jewellery.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Beruwala tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Beruwala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or drive. March in Beruwala sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Beruwala

Shopping Historic Sites
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Dara Gems and Jewellery ©
Dara Gems and Jewellery
Barberyn Island Lighthouse ©
Barberyn Island Lighthouse

1
day
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): look for gifts at Vyanni, stop by Cara Jewellers, then look for gifts at Exotic Roots, and finally contemplate the long history of Galle Fort.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Galle travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Beruwala to Galle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vyanni
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Vyanni ©
Vyanni
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Exotic Roots
Exotic Roots

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