5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Wellawaya
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Kalkudah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Trincomalee
— 2 nights
4
Jaffna
— 1 night
train:  6​h 45​min
End: Colombo

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Wellawaya

Wellawaya ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Wellawaya trip itinerary planner.

Colombo to Wellawaya is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Wellawaya

Historic Sites
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Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya ©

1
night
Kalkudah

Kalkudah ©
On the 2nd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Coconut Cultural Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Passikudah Beach.

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Traveling by car from Wellawaya to Kalkudah takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Passikudah Beach ©
Passikudah Beach
Coconut Cultural Park ©
Coconut Cultural Park

2
nights
Trincomalee

Trincomalee ©
A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Pigeon Island National Park. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koneswaram Temple, don't miss a visit to Fort Frederick, then stroll the grounds of Trincomalee War Cemetery, and finally kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Trincomalee online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kalkudah to Trincomalee in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Jaffna.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Nilaveli
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Koneswaram Temple ©
Koneswaram Temple
Pigeon Island National Park ©
Pigeon Island National Park
Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach

1
night
Jaffna

Jaffna ©
A center of Tamil culture, the city of Jaffna remains in the process of rebuilding after suffering greatly during the civil war.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Kantharodai Viharaya, then contemplate the long history of Jaffna Fort, then get lost in a book at Jaffna Public Library, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nallur Kovil.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jaffna trip planning website .

You can drive from Trincomalee to Jaffna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Jaffna

Historic Sites
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Nallur Kovil ©
Nallur Kovil
Jaffna Fort ©
Jaffna Fort
Jaffna Public Library ©
Jaffna Public Library

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