50 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

50 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Colombo
— 5 nights
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Galle
— 5 nights
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Kalametiya
— 5 nights
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Arugam Bay
— 4 nights
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Ella
— 5 nights
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Nuwara Eliya
— 5 nights
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Kandy
— 5 nights
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Trincomalee
— 5 nights
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Anuradhapura
— 5 nights
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Dambulla
— 5 nights

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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 Diyasaru Park (in Sri Jayawardenepura). Spend the 9th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, get outside with Scan Alpine Outdoor Solutions, make a trip to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, and look for gifts at Lakarcade.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Colombo route maker tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Colombo. In August, daytime highs in Colombo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Galle.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

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Safari
Safaris
4.8

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Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galle: Kowilawatta Temple (in Balapitiya), Handunugoda Tea Estate (in Ahangama) and Bentota Beach (in Bentota). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, stop by Made In Ceylon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sri Lanka Amazing Tours, and stroll through Jungle Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Galle itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Colombo to Galle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kalametiya.

Things to do in Galle

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World heritage site
Galle Fort
4.4

5
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Kalametiya

Kalametiya ©
Change things up with a short trip to Walawe HN River Safari in Ambalantota (about 30 minutes away).

Discover how to plan a Kalametiya trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Galle to Kalametiya takes 2.5 hours. August in Kalametiya sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Kalametiya

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Transportation

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4
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Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Go for a jaunt from Arugam Bay to Yala National Park to see Yala National Park about 1h 55 min away.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Arugam Bay trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kalametiya to Arugam Bay in 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

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Water Body
Arugam Bay
4.0
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National Park
Yala National Park
2.7
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Water Body
Pottuvil Lagoon
4.1

5
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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.
Explore Ella's surroundings by going to Diyaluma Falls (in Koslanda), Buduruwagala (in Yala National Park) and Dunhinda Falls (in Badulla). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, and admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ella road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Arugam Bay to Ella in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nuwara Eliya.

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Must see
Honey Bee Garden
4.8

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nuwara Eliya: Devathura Falls (in Ramboda), Ohiya (Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail & Devil's Staircase) and Ramboda Waterfall (in Pussellawa). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Horton Plains National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swarnagiri Maha Viharaya, look for gifts at Franciscan Sister's Jam Room, and get to know the fascinating history of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Nuwara Eliya trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ella to Nuwara Eliya takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Roll Trips
5.0
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Waterfall
Ramboda Waterfall
4.4

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kandy: Elephant Freedom Project (in Kegalle), See Lanka Travels (in Waikkal) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, don't miss a visit to Galmaduwa temple kandy, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Sriya & Daya Curio Shop, and take a memorable excursion with Withlocals.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kandy trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Kandy

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Trincomalee

Trincomalee ©
A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
Take a break from Trincomalee with a short trip to Pigeon Island National Park in Nilaveli, about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koneswaram Temple, don't miss a visit to Lanka Pattuna, and explore the ancient world of Velgam Vehera.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Trincomalee trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Trincomalee takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Religious Site
Koneswaram Temple
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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 to go to Mannar and see Thanthirimale Rajamaha Viharaya, which is approximately 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mihintale, see human ingenuity at work at Tissa Wewa, take in the views from Gal Palama (Stone Bridge) over Malwathu Oya, and don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Anuradhapura attractions site.

Getting from Trincomalee to Anuradhapura by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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Religious Site
Mihintale
4.8
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Nature / Park
Wilpattu National Park
3.8
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Architectural Building
Ruwanwelisaya
4.6

5
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Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Get out of town with these interesting Dambulla side-trips: Pidurangala Rock (in Sigiriya), Kaudulla National Park (in Habarana) and Polonnaruwa (Gal Vihara & Polonnaruwa). Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple of Dambulla, view the masterpieces at Pethikada, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and don't miss a visit to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dambulla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Anuradhapura to Dambulla takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Must see
Sigiriya Fortress
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Landmark
Pidurangala Rock
4.8

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