31 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

31 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Galle
— 3 nights
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Nuwara Eliya
— 4 nights
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Ella
— 3 nights
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Arugam Bay
— 3 nights
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Habarana
— 3 nights
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Anuradhapura
— 4 nights
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Kandy
— 5 nights
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Colombo
— 5 nights

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Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Jungle Beach and Unawatuna Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galle: Ethamala Ella Waterfall (in Morawaka), Hikkaduwa (Naga Viharaya, Hikkaduwa Beach, &more) and Mirissa Beach (in Mirissa). Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Sinharaja Forest Reserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Lankagama Duwili Ella Falls, look for gifts at Made In Ceylon, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Galle sightseeing planning tool.

Bengaluru, India to Galle is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru in July, Galle is a bit warmer at night with lows of 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Nuwara Eliya.

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Beach
Jungle Beach
3.4

4
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Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©

Little England

Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nuwara Eliya: Aberdeen Falls (in Ginigathena), Warleigh Church (in Dickoya) and Ohiya (Kirigalpotta & Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Horton Plains National Park, look for gifts at Franciscan Sister's Jam Room, explore the activities along Gregory Lake, and get to know the fascinating history of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nuwara Eliya holiday maker app.

You can fly from Galle to Nuwara Eliya in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ella.

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Gregory Lake
3.8

3
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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.
Take a break from Ella with a short trip to Buduruwagala in Yala National Park, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, take in nature's colorful creations at Ella Spice Garden, trek along Mini Adams Peak, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ella trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nuwara Eliya to Ella by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ella are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Arugam Bay.

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Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Okanda Devalaya (in Yala National Park) and Kumana National Park (in Ampara).

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Arugam Bay online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ella to Arugam Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Habarana.

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Arugam Bay
4.0
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Outdoor Activity
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka
4.5

3
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Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Change things up with a short trip to Golden Temple of Dambulla in Dambulla (about 1h 5 min away). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Sigiriya Fortress, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hurulu Eco Park, explore the striking landscape of Kaudulla National Park, and don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Habarana tour itinerary app.

Drive from Arugam Bay to Habarana in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Anuradhapura.

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Must see
Sigiriya Fortress
4.6
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National Park
Minneriya National Park
4.2

4
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Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura ©
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.
Step out of Anuradhapura with an excursion to Thanthirimale Rajamaha Viharaya in Mannar--about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mihintale, pause for some photo ops at Samadhi Statue, admire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kalu Diya Pokuna Natural Black Water Pond.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Anuradhapura online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Habarana to Anuradhapura in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Kandy.

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Religious Site
Mihintale
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Nature / Park
Wilpattu National Park
3.8
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Religious Site
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
4.4

5
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Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kandy: Elephant Freedom Project (in Kegalle), Nelligala International Buddhist Center (in Murutalawa) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, don't miss a visit to Ranawana Purana Rajamaha Viharaya, pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip itinerary site.

Drive from Anuradhapura to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Colombo.

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Kandy Lake
3.9

5
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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bentota Beach and Mount Lavinia Beach. Explore Colombo's surroundings by going to Negombo (Negombo Beach & Angurukaramulla Temple) and Diyasaru Park (in Sri Jayawardenepura). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Christ The Living Saviour, stop by TaxiColombo CMB Airport Taxi, and stop by Sifani Jewelers.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Colombo itinerary maker website.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Colombo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

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