60 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

60 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka trip planner

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Sigiriya
— 4 nights
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Pinnawala
— 2 nights
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Kandy
— 8 nights
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Nuwara Eliya
— 7 nights
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Ella
— 6 nights
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Udawalawe National Park
— 3 nights
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Tissamaharama
— 4 nights
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Galle
— 8 nights
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Bentota
— 5 nights
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Colombo
— 12 nights
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Sigiriya

— 4 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 Sigiriya's surroundings by going to Polonnaruwa (Lankathilaka Image House & Polonnaruwa), Dambulla (Balloon Rides & Golden Temple of Dambulla) and Dambulla Cave Temple (in Habarana). Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Sigiriya Fortress, make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, and take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya trip itinerary maker app.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Sigiriya is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Sigiriya is 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Pinnawala.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Pinnawala

— 2 nights
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
On the 6th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Freedom Project. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Luv SL, then stroll through Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Elephant Foundation.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pinnawala day trip planner.

You can drive from Sigiriya to Pinnawala in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Pinnawala can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Kandy

— 8 nights
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: Suriyakantha Centre for Art & Culture (in Handessa) and Nelligala International Buddhist Center (in Murutalawa). Spend the 10th (Sun) on the rails with a train tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and stroll through Hanthana Mountain Range.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kandy trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Pinnawala to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Surathali Ella (in Belihuloya), Bambarakanda Falls (in Kalupahana) and Ohiya (Devil's Staircase & Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Horton Plains National Park, admire the sheer force of Ramboda Waterfall, explore the activities along Gregory Lake, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hakgala Botanic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nuwara Eliya itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ella

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ella: Lanka Ella (in Beragala), Buduruwagala (in Yala National Park) and The Nazareth Chapel of the Good Shepherd Convent (in Bandarawela). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden, snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, and take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ella visit planner.

Traveling by car from Nuwara Eliya to Ella takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Classes

Side Trips

Udawalawe National Park

— 3 nights
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
Step out of Udawalawe National Park to go to Ratnapura and see Sri Sankapala Raja Maha Viharaya, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Udawalawe National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Elephant Transit Home (ETH).

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Udawalawe National Park trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Ella to Udawalawe National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tissamaharama

— 4 nights
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Tissamaharama: Bundala National Park (in Weligatta), Agro Technology Park (in Hambantota) and Kahandamodara Beach (in Kahandamodara). There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the galleries of Indika Art Gallery, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tissamaharama trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Udawalawe National Park to Tissamaharama takes 2 hours. In January in Tissamaharama, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Galle.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Galle

— 8 nights
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 Nandana Tea Factory (in Akuressa), Mirissa (Mirissa Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more) and Hikkaduwa (Community Tsunami Museum, Hikkaduwa Beach, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara, look for gifts at Made In Ceylon, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Galle online attractions planner.

You can drive from Tissamaharama to Galle in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Galle can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Galle

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bentota

— 5 nights
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Explore Bentota's surroundings by going to Madugnga Lake (in Balapitiya), Galagoda Shailatharama Viharaya (in Karandeniya) and Holy Cross Church Kalutara (in Kalutara). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bentota Beach, stop by LankaLIKE, examine the collection at Sri Vijayarama Viharaya, and identify plant and animal life at Flying Lizard Diving.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bentota online travel route planner.

Getting from Galle to Bentota by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In February in Bentota, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Colombo

— 12 nights
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 (Negombo Beach, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, &more), Waikkal (See Lanka Travels & Pio Ayurveda Center) and Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka (in Ragama). Spend the 20th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, kick back and relax at Mount Lavinia Beach, explore the world behind art at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, and stroll around Galle Face Green.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Colombo trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Bentota to Colombo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Colombo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.