60 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

60 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka travel planner

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Sigiriya
— 3 nights
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Anuradhapura
— 7 nights
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Kandy
— 7 nights
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Nuwara Eliya
— 7 nights
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Ella
— 6 nights
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Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
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Kalametiya
— 6 nights
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Galle
— 8 nights
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Bentota
— 5 nights
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Colombo
— 8 nights

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dambulla Cave Temple (in Habarana), Polonnaruwa (in Polonnaruwa) and Dambulla (Golden Temple of Dambulla & Ederagala Wana Senasuna). Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Sigiriya Fortress, don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis, and take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya travel route planner.

Colombo to Sigiriya is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Anuradhapura

— 7 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.
Take a break from Anuradhapura with a short trip to Thanthirimale Rajamaha Viharaya in Mannar, about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Mihintale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruwanwelisaya, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wilpattu National Park, and contemplate the long history of Ritigala Forest Monastery.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Anuradhapura driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sigiriya to Anuradhapura takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kandy

— 7 nights
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 Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala), Kegalle (Millennium Elephant Foundation & Elephant Freedom Project) and Dawson Tower (in Kadugannawa). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, explore and take pictures at Royal Botanical Gardens, and explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Anuradhapura to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nuwara Eliya side-trips: Kirindi Ella (in Pelmadulla), Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail (in Ohiya) and Devathura Falls (in Ramboda). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Horton Plains National Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sita Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Hakgala Botanic Gardens.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nuwara Eliya trip planner.

Getting from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Ella side-trips: Haputale (Lipton’s Seat & Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale), Bogoda Wooden Bridge (in Badulla) and Off-Road Tours (in Tissamaharama). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, relax and rejuvenate at Yoga Ella, take in the pleasant sights at Mahamevnawa Monastery, and make a trip to Demodara Loop.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ella online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Nuwara Eliya to Ella in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

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 9th (Tue): stroll through Udawalawe National Park. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Udawalawe National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Ella to Udawalawe National Park in 2.5 hours. February in Udawalawe National Park sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kalametiya.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Tours

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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara, kick back and relax at Kalametiya Beach, and stroll through Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kalametiya trip planner.

You can drive from Udawalawe National Park to Kalametiya in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Kalametiya

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

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 Mirissa (Parrot Rock Bridge, Mirissa Beach, &more), Hikkaduwa (Hikkaduwa Harbour, Hikkaduwa Beach, &more) and Dooli Ella (in Neluwa). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mihiripenna Beach, have fun at Sithma Gems & Jewellery, and delve into the lush surroundings at Sinharaja Forest Reserve.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Galle trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Kalametiya to Galle takes 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Galle can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Madugnga Lake (in Balapitiya), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Hikkaduwa) and Galagoda Shailatharama Viharaya (in Karandeniya). There's much more to do: stroll through Bentota Beach, visit Lunuganga Garden Tour, kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bentota trip itinerary planning tool.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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.
Explore Colombo's surroundings by going to Waikkal (See Lanka Travels & Pio Ayurveda Center) and Negombo Beach (in Negombo). Spend the 3rd (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, look for gifts at Urban Island, stroll around Viharamahadevi Park, and make a trip to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Colombo trip builder app.

You can drive from Bentota to Colombo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours · Outdoors · 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.