29 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

29 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Kandy
— 4 nights
2
Dambulla
— 3 nights
3
Ella
— 4 nights
4
Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
5
Yala National Park
— 2 nights
6
Kalametiya
— 3 nights
7
Galle
— 5 nights
8
Colombo
— 5 nights

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4
nights
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Get out of town with these interesting Kandy side-trips: See Lanka Travels (in Waikkal) and Pinnawala (Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium & Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, don't miss a visit to Galmaduwa temple kandy, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, and let your taste buds guide you at Withlocals.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kandy online day trip planner.

Chamarel, Mauritius to Kandy is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Chamarel to Kandy, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dambulla.

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Water Body
Kandy Lake
3.9

3
nights
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Step out of Dambulla with an excursion to Pidurangala Rock in Sigiriya--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dambulla Cave Temple, and explore the ancient world of Sigiriya Fortress.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dambulla sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Dambulla takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ella.

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Must see
Sigiriya Fortress
4.6
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Landmark
Pidurangala Rock
4.8

4
nights
Ella

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: Nuwara Eliya (Swarnagiri Maha Viharaya, Horton Plains National Park, &more) and Lipton’s Seat (in Haputale). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, soothe aching muscles at Yoga Ella, and snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ella road trip planner.

Drive from Dambulla to Ella in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

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Geologic Formation
Ella Rock
4.8

2
nights
Udawalawe National Park

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.
On the 1st (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a tailor-made plan with Lanka Tracker - Day Tours and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Transit Home (ETH).

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read Udawalawe National Park route builder tool.

Getting from Ella to Udawalawe National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Yala National Park.

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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 (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yala National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Udawalawe National Park to Yala National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Kalametiya.

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Safari
Safaris
4.7
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National Park
Yala National Park
2.7
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.6

3
nights
Kalametiya

Kalametiya ©
Kalametiya is known for wildlife, parks, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching, view the masterpieces at Indika Art Gallery, delve into the distant past at Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalametiya Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kalametiya road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Yala National Park to Kalametiya with the Route module. March in Kalametiya sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Galle.

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5
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Get out of town with these interesting Galle side-trips: Mirissa (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Mirissa Beach, &more), Nandana Tea Factory (in Akuressa) and Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Unawatuna Devol Devalaya, stroll through Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Galle vacation tool.

Getting from Kalametiya to Galle by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Galle can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Colombo.

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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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World heritage site
Galle Fort
4.4
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World heritage site
Sinharaja Forest Reserve
4.2

5
nights
Colombo

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Get out of town with these interesting Colombo side-trips: Negombo Beach (in Negombo) and Bentota Beach (in Bentota). Spend the 15th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, view the masterpieces at Ganeshism Studio Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, and walk around Galle Face Green.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Colombo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Galle to Colombo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March in Colombo, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Safari
Safaris
4.8

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