I'll be spending 5 full days in Sri Lanka in mid-October and would like to try to see as much as possible.
I'm traveling alone and on somewhat of a budget. I want to try to see some history, culture and nature.
I land in Colombo around 1am Friday morning. I'd like to see Kandy (temple), Dambulla, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Horton Park or Yala park, tea plantation, and Galle.
Is this remotely possible in 5 days? Flight leaves at 1am Wednesday morning.
If it is possible, any suggestions for routes? Seems like I'll be able to do some by train, but would need to hire a driver for the rest. I've read that if I hire a driver they will book accommodations as well so I'm waiting to book hotels until I get a route/itinerary sorted out.
Appreciate any suggestions for routes, transportation, drivers, hotels...