27 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

27 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Colombo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Yala National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Arugam Bay
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Ella
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Mirissa
— 4 nights
Fly
7
Kandy
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Pinnawala
— 1 night
Drive
9
Dambulla
— 3 nights
Taxi to Habarana, Train to Colombo

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3
nights
Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colombo: Bentota (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Bentota Beach). Spend the 31st (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, examine the collection at Colombo National Museum, explore the world behind art at The Galleries of Sapumal Foundation, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Colombo travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Colombo. In October, daytime highs in Colombo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Colombo

Side Trip

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Colombo National Museum ©
History Museum
Colombo National Museum
3.6

1
night
Udawalawe National Park

One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Udawalawe National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Colombo to Udawalawe National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. November in Udawalawe National Park sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

2
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Yala National Park

One of the most popular national parks in the country, Yala National Park boasts a wide variety of animals, and does important work in conserving and growing populations.
On the 3rd (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): see Off-Road Tours and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yala National Park journey planner.

You can drive from Udawalawe National Park to Yala National Park in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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Safari
Safaris
4.7
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.6
Yala National Park ©
National Park
Yala National Park
1.0

4
nights
Arugam Bay

Spend the 6th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Arugam Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yala National Park to Arugam Bay takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Sage Tours ©
Off-Road Tour
Sage Tours
5.0
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka ©
Outdoor Activity
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka
4.5

4
nights
Ella

The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Get out of town with these interesting Ella side-trips: Horton Plains National Park (in Nuwara Eliya), Ohiya (Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail & Devil's Staircase) and Bambarakanda Falls (in Kalupahana). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, take in the exciting artwork at I Love Ceylon Gallery, admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, and admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ella trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Arugam Bay to Ella in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mirissa.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Ella Rock ©
Geologic Formation
Ella Rock
4.8
Ravana Ella Falls
Waterfall
Ravana Ella Falls
2.8

4
nights
Mirissa

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jungle Beach (in Unawatuna), Galle (Galle Fort & Sinharaja Forest Reserve) and Nandana Tea Factory (in Akuressa). The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take an exotic tour of Tuk Tuk Safari Tangalle, enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mirissa trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Ella to Mirissa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Mirissa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Galle Fort ©
World heritage site
Galle Fort
4.4
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
3.6

4
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Kandy

Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Explore Kandy's surroundings by going to Nelligala International Buddhist Center (in Murutalawa) and Ramboda Waterfall (in Pussellawa). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, stroll through Knuckles Forest Reserve, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and don't miss a visit to Kandy view point.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mirissa to Kandy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pinnawala.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Kandy Lake ©
Water Body
Kandy Lake
3.9

1
night
Pinnawala

The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stroll through Millennium Elephant Foundation, stroll through Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with See Lanka Travels.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pinnawala trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Pinnawala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Pinnawala can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
See Lanka Travels ©
Must see
See Lanka Travels
5.0

3
nights
Dambulla

On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Venture out of the city with trips to Polonnaruwa (Gal Vihara & Polonnaruwa) and Pidurangala Rock (in Sigiriya). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple of Dambulla, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the ancient world of Sigiriya Fortress, and take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dambulla attractions planning app.

Getting from Pinnawala to Dambulla by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Sigiriya Fortress ©
Must see
Sigiriya Fortress
4.6
Pidurangala Rock ©
Landmark
Pidurangala Rock
4.8

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