28 days in Belgrade & Sri Lanka Itinerary

28 days in Belgrade & Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Belgrade, Serbia
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 1 day
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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Nilaveli, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
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Kalkudah, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
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Ella, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Netolpitiya, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Galle, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Belgrade, Serbia
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Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stroll through Lido Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Belgrade day trip planner.

Maribor, Slovenia to Belgrade is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Belgrade

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Colombo, Sri Lanka

— 1 day
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Colombo National Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Lucia's Cathedral, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Colombo route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Belgrade to Colombo. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Belgrade to Colombo. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Belgrade in April: high temperatures in Colombo hover around 39°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums · Historic Sites

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

— 2 nights
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pidurangala Rock, Golden Temple of Dambulla and Sigiriya Fortress. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): look for gifts at Lanka Silks and then don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nalanda Gedige, and then delve into the distant past at Sigiriya Fortress.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sigiriya trip app.

Drive from Colombo to Sigiriya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Polonnaruwa.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

— 1 night
Lying 216 km (134 mi) from Colombo, Polonnaruwa offers a rich history second in Sri Lanka only to Arunadhapura.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gal Vihara, Kaudulla National Park and Polonnaruwa Vatadage. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the striking features of Kumara Pokuna, go for a walk through Medirigiriya Vatadage, contemplate the long history of Sathmahal Prasada, pause for some photo ops at Polonnaruwa Vatadage, then steep yourself in history at Nishshanka Latha Mandapaya, and finally pause for some photo ops at Gal Vihara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Kaudulla National Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Polonnaruwa online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Sigiriya to Polonnaruwa takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

— 2 nights
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jethawanaramaya Dagoba as well as Isurumuniya Temple. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, don't miss a visit to Isurumuniya Temple, explore the ancient world of Moonstone or Sandakada pahana, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dagoba of Thuparama, then make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Anuradhapura trip maker.

Traveling by car from Polonnaruwa to Anuradhapura takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nilaveli.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites

Nilaveli, Sri Lanka

— 3 nights
The coastal resort town of Nilaveli draws visitors with its beaches, dive spots, and seaside hotels.
You've now added Nilaveli Beach to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Pigeon Island National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nilaveli route builder tool.

Drive from Anuradhapura to Nilaveli in 2.5 hours. On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Nilaveli

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Kalkudah, Sri Lanka

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Passikudah Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Passikudah Beach, make a trip to Coconut Cultural Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kallady Beach, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Batticaloa Lighthouse.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kalkudah trip builder tool.

You can drive from Nilaveli to Kalkudah in 2.5 hours. On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kandy, Sri Lanka

— 3 nights
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Elephant Freedom Project as well as Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): make a trip to Kandy view point and then appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue. On your second day here, play a few rounds at Victoria Golf & Country Resort, then see the interesting displays at Kandy Brasswear Village, then stop by LUV SL Kandy, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kandy online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kalkudah to Kandy takes 4.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Ella.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ella, Sri Lanka

— 2 nights
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
You've now added Coffee & Tea Tours to your itinerary. On the 15th (Mon), indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Nine Arches Bridge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ella trip planner.

Drive from Kandy to Ella in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Ella

Nature · Parks · Tours

Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka

— 2 nights
Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Safaris as well as Elephant Transit Home (ETH). Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Yatala Wehera, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sella Kataragama Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kataragama Temple, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tissamaharama trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ella to Tissamaharama takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Netolpitiya.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Netolpitiya, Sri Lanka

— 2 nights
Most people take a trip to Netolpitiya to enjoy a classic beach holiday.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lakpura as well as Bandula Surfing School. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): kick back and relax at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa). On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Madunagala Hermitage, then explore the ancient world of Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara, and then take an exotic tour of Lakpura.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Netolpitiya tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tissamaharama to Netolpitiya in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Netolpitiya can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Netolpitiya

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Galle, Sri Lanka

— 3 nights
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Galle Fort as well as Hikkaduwa Beach. On the 22nd (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rumasalla Mountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Church, then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, engage your brain at Maritime Archeology Museum, look for gifts at Cara Jewellers, then examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hikkaduwa Beach.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Galle holiday maker website.

You can drive from Netolpitiya to Galle in 1.5 hours. In May in Galle, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Your day by day itinerary now includes ON14 Rooftop Bar & Lounge. On the 24th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at St Anthony's Shrine, and then cozy up to a beverage at ON14 Rooftop Bar & Lounge.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Colombo trip website.

Drive from Galle to Colombo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Colombo

Nightlife · Historic Sites

Belgrade, Serbia

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ada Ciganlija, then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Petka's Chapel, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Belgrade trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Colombo to Belgrade. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Colombo in May, you will find days in Belgrade are little chillier (26°C), and nights are cooler (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Sri Lanka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.