34 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

34 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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1
Colombo
— 4 nights
2
Galle
— 5 nights
3
Kandy
— 5 nights
4
Anuradhapura
— 4 nights
5
Dambulla
— 3 nights
6
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
7
Yala National Park
— 3 nights
8
Arugam Bay
— 3 nights
9
Ella
— 5 nights

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colombo: Bentota Beach (in Bentota), Negombo Beach (in Negombo) and Diyasaru Park (in Sri Jayawardenepura). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, explore the galleries of Ganeshism Studio Gallery, and stop by Other.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Colombo. In May, daytime highs in Colombo are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bentota Beach, Negombo Beach, Diyasaru Park
Highlights from your plan
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara

5
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mirissa Beach (in Mirissa), Nandana Tea Factory (in Akuressa) and Hikkaduwa (Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, Hikkaduwa Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, stroll through Jungle Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Galle vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Colombo to Galle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Galle are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa, Mirissa Beach, Nandana Tea Factory
Highlights from your plan
Nandana Tea Factory ©
Nandana Tea Factory
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Spas & Wellness

5
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: Pinnawala (Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage & Mahamevnawa Amadahara Buddhist Monastery Pinnawala) and Kegalle (Millennium Elephant Foundation & Elephant Freedom Project). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, tour the pleasant surroundings at Knuckles Forest Reserve, make a trip to Degaldoruwa Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Kandy tour itinerary app.

Getting from Galle to Kandy by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pinnawala, Kegalle, Royal Botanical Gardens, Knuckles Forest Reserve
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

4
nights
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.
Anuradhapura is known for historic sites, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya, don't miss a visit to Isinbassagala, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isurumuniya Temple, and delve into the distant past at Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate).

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Anuradhapura attractions planner.

Getting from Kandy to Anuradhapura by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mihintale ©
Mihintale
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Wilpattu National Park ©
Wilpattu National Park

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dambulla: Polonnaruwa Vatadage (in Polonnaruwa) and Pidurangala Rock (in Sigiriya). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Temple of Dambulla, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park, and explore the ancient world of Sigiriya.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Dambulla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Anuradhapura to Dambulla takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa Vatadage, Dhilip De Alwis, Minneriya National Park
Highlights from your plan
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

1
night
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 6th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Transit Home (ETH) and then explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Udawalawe National Park sightseeing planning website.

You can fly from Dambulla to Udawalawe National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. June in Udawalawe National Park sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yala National Park: Maligawila Buddha Statue (in Buttala) and Kataragama (Kiri Vehera & Kataragama Temple). Spend the 8th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yala National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Udawalawe National Park to Yala National Park takes 2 hours. June in Yala National Park sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Kataragama, Maligawila Buddha Statue
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Kiri Vehera ©
Kiri Vehera

3
nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay is known for adventure, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Whisky Point, Sri Lanka, contemplate the waterfront views at Pottuvil Lagoon, don't miss a visit to Muhudu Maha Vihara, and look for gifts at Rice & Carry Bags Shop.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Arugam Bay day trip planning website.

You can drive from Yala National Park to Arugam Bay in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka ©
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka
Spas
Muhudu Maha Vihara ©
Muhudu Maha Vihara

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: Safaris (in Tissamaharama) and Horton Plains National Park (in Nuwara Eliya). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden, stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock.

To see maps and other tourist information, go to the Ella trip planner.

You can drive from Arugam Bay to Ella in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Safaris, Horton Plains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls
Safaris

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