29 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

29 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Taxi:  14 h 45 min
1
Unawatuna
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Ella
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Tissamaharama
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Sigiriya
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  2 h 15 min
5
Colombo
— 5 nights
Taxi + Train:  1 h
6
Kandy
— 6 nights
Taxi + Fly:  13 h
End: London

4
nights
Unawatuna

Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Explore Unawatuna's surroundings by going to Hikkaduwa (Hikkaduwa Beach & Community Tsunami Museum), Sea Turtle Hatchery (in Ambalangoda) and Bentota Beach (in Bentota). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Unawatuna tour website.

London, UK to Unawatuna is an approximately 15- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Unawatuna is 5.5 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Unawatuna at 37°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Ella.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Sea Turtle Hatchery, Mirissa Beach, Ahungalla Beach, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ella: Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail (in Ohiya), Dhowa Rock Temple (in Bandarawela) and Nuwara Eliya (Horton Plains National Park, Franciscan Sister's Jam Room, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and make a trip to Nine Arches Bridge.

Plan my day in Ella using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Unawatuna to Ella by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya, Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya, Lipton’s Seat, Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail, Dhowa Rock Temple
Highlights from your plan
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge

4
nights
Tissamaharama

Tissamaharama ©
Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
Explore Tissamaharama's surroundings by going to Kiri Vehera (in Kataragama), Udawalawe National Park (in Udawalawe National Park) and Yala National Park (in Yala National Park). And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the activities along Tissa Wewa, and see Off-Road Tours.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tissamaharama holiday planner.

You can drive from Ella to Tissamaharama in 2 hours. February in Tissamaharama sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kiri Vehera, Udawalawe National Park, Yala National Park
Highlights from your plan
Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Safaris
Off-Road Tours

3
nights
Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sigiriya side-trips: Polonnaruwa (in Polonnaruwa) and Dambulla (Sath Paththini Devalaya & Golden Temple of Dambulla). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, explore the galleries of Pethikada, make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Tissamaharama to Sigiriya takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Dambulla, Habarana, Polonnaruwa
Highlights from your plan
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

5
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 Colombo's surroundings by going to Paramadharmawardhanaramaya (in Boralesgamuwa) and Negombo (Off-Road Tours, Fishing Charters & Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, walk around Galle Face Green, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Colombo trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sigiriya to Colombo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. February in Colombo sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Negombo, Paramadharmawardhanaramaya
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kandy: Bambaragala Viharaya (in Teldeniya), Dawson Tower (in Kadugannawa) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, get outside with Outdoor Activities, do sightseeing your way with RB Tours Srilanka, and make a trip to Kandy view point.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kandy tour planning app.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Colombo to Kandy in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bambaragala Viharaya, Dawson Tower, Buddha Statue, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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