5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + Taxi:  7​h
1
Dambulla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kandy
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Unawatuna
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Bentota
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad

1
night
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dambulla day trip website.

Hyderabad, India to Dambulla is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dhilip De Alwis, Sigiriya
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kandy tour planning app.

Getting from Dambulla to Kandy by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Unawatuna Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Unawatuna day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Unawatuna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Unawatuna sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Galle Fort
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Unawatuna Beach ©
Unawatuna Beach

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Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach, then kick back and relax at Beruwala Beach, and then stroll through Bentota Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bentota day trip planning tool.

Getting from Unawatuna to Bentota by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Bentota can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Beruwala Beach, Ahungalla Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Beruwala Beach ©
Beruwala Beach

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