60 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

60 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka itinerary planner

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Colombo
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Kandy
— 6 nights
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Anuradhapura
— 6 nights
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Sigiriya
— 3 nights
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Polonnaruwa
— 7 nights
Drive
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Nuwara Eliya
— 7 nights
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Ella
— 5 nights
Drive
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Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kalametiya
— 6 nights
Drive
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Galle
— 8 nights
Drive
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Colombo
— 8 nights
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Kandy

— 6 nights
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kandy: Sembuwaththa Lake (in Matale), Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Kegalle (Millennium Elephant Foundation & Elephant Freedom Project). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, make a trip to Kandy view point, stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

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Exeter, UK to Kandy is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5.5 hours traveling from Exeter to Kandy. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Anuradhapura

— 6 nights
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: don't miss a visit to Mihintale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, pause for some photo ops at Abhayagiri Dagaba, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wilpattu National Park.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Anuradhapura day trip app.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Anuradhapura takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Sigiriya

— 3 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sigiriya: Dambulla Cave Temple (in Habarana) and Golden Temple of Dambulla (in Dambulla). Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Sigiriya Fortress, indulge your taste buds at Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre, view the masterpieces at Pethikada, and don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sigiriya attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Anuradhapura to Sigiriya takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Polonnaruwa.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Polonnaruwa

— 7 nights
Lying 216 km (134 mi) from Colombo, Polonnaruwa offers a rich history second in Sri Lanka only to Arunadhapura.
Get out of town with these interesting Polonnaruwa side-trips: Kallady Beach (in Batticaloa) and Passikudah Beach (in Kalkudah). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Polonnaruwa, explore the ancient world of Weijantha Prasada, appreciate the history behind Gal Vihara, and contemplate the waterfront views at Giritale Lake.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Polonnaruwa trip builder website.

Drive from Sigiriya to Polonnaruwa in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya

— 7 nights

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: Ohiya (Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail & Devil's Staircase), Ramboda Waterfall (in Pussellawa) and Bambarakanda Falls (in Kalupahana). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Horton Plains National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sita Temple, explore the activities along Gregory Lake, and ponder the world of politics at Post Office Nuwara Eliya.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nuwara Eliya tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Polonnaruwa to Nuwara Eliya takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ella

— 5 nights
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: Diyaluma Falls (in Koslanda), Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya (in Wellawaya) and Upper Diyaluma Waterfall (in Bandarawela). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, soothe aching muscles at Yoga Ella, and take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ella road trip site.

Drive from Nuwara Eliya to Ella in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ella can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Udawalawe National Park

— 2 nights
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Visit Udawalawe National Park.

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You can drive from Ella to Udawalawe National Park in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Udawalawe National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kalametiya.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Kalametiya

— 6 nights
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, browse the exhibits of Indika Art Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mawella Bird Sanctuary Bird Watching, and kick back and relax at Kalametiya Beach.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kalametiya day trip website.

Traveling by car from Udawalawe National Park to Kalametiya takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Kalametiya

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Galle

— 8 nights
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: Tsunami Photo Museum (in Telwatta), Mirissa (Parrot Rock Bridge, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more) and Bentota Beach (in Bentota). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, stroll through Unawatuna Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Sinharaja Forest Reserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mihiripenna Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Galle online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kalametiya to Galle takes 2.5 hours. May in Galle sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Colombo

— 8 nights
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colombo: Paramadharmawardhanaramaya (in Boralesgamuwa), Waikkal (Pio Ayurveda Center & See Lanka Travels) and Negombo Beach (in Negombo). Spend the 26th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Mount Lavinia Beach, don't miss a visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Colombo road trip site.

Drive from Galle to Colombo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Colombo sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Sri Lanka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.