60 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

60 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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60 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + taxi:  15​h
1
Galle
— 9 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h
2
Kandy
— 11 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Yala National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Arugam Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Ella
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Udawalawe National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Sigiriya
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Pinnawala
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
9
Colombo
— 12 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Brussels

9
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Explore Galle's surroundings by going to Matara (Matara Paravi Duwa Temple & Polhena Beach), Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Hikkaduwa (Saffron Robes Gallery and Studio, Hikkaduwa Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, explore the ancient world of Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Galle trip itinerary planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Galle is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Brussels to Galle, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Brussels in March: high temperatures in Galle hover around 38°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa, Tangalle, Matara, Ahungalla
Highlights from your plan
Nandana Tea Factory ©
Nandana Tea Factory
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

11
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bogambara Prison. Venture out of the city with trips to Loolkandura (in Rikillagaskada), Ramboda Waterfall (in Pussellawa) and Nuwara Eliya (Bluefield Tea Gardens & Piduruthalagala Forest Reserve). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, see Off-Road Tours, stroll the grounds of Kandy War Cemetery, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Galle to Kandy in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya, Ramboda Waterfall, Royal Botanical Gardens, Loolkandura, Knuckles Forest Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Bogambara Prison ©
Bogambara Prison
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

5
nights
Yala National Park

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 Yala National Park's surroundings by going to Tissamaharama (Off-Road Tours, Safaris, & more), Kataragama (Kiri Vehera & Kataragama Temple) and Bundala National Park (in Weligatta). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park.

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Fly from Kandy to Yala National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Yala National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tissamaharama, Kataragama, Bundala National Park
Highlights from your plan
Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Off-Road Tours

3
nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay is known for adventure, nature, classes, spas, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit a coastal fixture at Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, head outdoors with Whisky Point, Sri Lanka, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudumbigala Monastery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Arugam Bay trip site .

Explore your travel options from Yala National Park to Arugam Bay with the Route module. April in Arugam Bay sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Muhudu Maha Vihara ©
Muhudu Maha Vihara
Spas

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ella: Dhowa Rock Temple (in Bandarawela), Haputale (Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale & Lipton’s Seat) and Nuwara Eliya (Horton Plains National Park, Sita Temple, & more). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, take in the views from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ella trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Arugam Bay to Ella takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya, Haputale, Dhowa Rock Temple, Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya
Highlights from your plan
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

4
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Udawalawe National Park side-trips: Sampath Gems (in Ratnapura), Kirindi Ella (in Pelmadulla) and Kahandamodara Beach (in Kahandamodara). There's still lots to do: stroll through Udawalawe National Park, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, kick back and relax at Kalametiya Beach, and take in the natural beauty of Mahapelessa Hot Springs.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Udawalawe National Park trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Ella to Udawalawe National Park takes 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Udawalawe National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Udawalawa, Kalametiya Beach, Kirindi Ella, Sampath Gems, Kahandamodara Beach
Highlights from your plan
Udawalawe National Park ©
Udawalawe National Park
Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)
Sampath Gems ©
Sampath Gems

4
nights
Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
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 Euphoria Spice and Herbal (in Matale), Mihintale (in Anuradhapura) and Golden Temple of Dambulla (in Dambulla). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Sigiriya, appreciate the extensive heritage of Polonnaruwa, take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sigiriya day trip website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Udawalawe National Park to Sigiriya in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pinnawala.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Polonnaruwa, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Mihintale, Euphoria Spice and Herbal, Minneriya National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

3
nights
Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pinnawala: Siri Gautama Sambuddharaja Maligawa (in Polgahawela), Kurunegala (World's tallest granite Samadhi Buddha statue in Kurunegala & Ridi Viharaya) and Olu Ella (in Yatiyantota). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and take in the exciting artwork at Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pinnawala online trip planner .

You can drive from Sigiriya to Pinnawala in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kurunegala, Elephant Freedom Project, Siri Gautama Sambuddharaja Maligawa, Olu Ella
Highlights from your plan
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Elephant Freedom Project ©
Elephant Freedom Project
Siri Gautama Sambuddharaja Maligawa ©

12
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Negombo (Negombo Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Sri Anjaneyar Temple (in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia) and Ragama (Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka & MACK Travel Sri Lanka). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, and get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Pinnawala to Colombo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Negombo, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Ragama, four-man team, Weras Ganga Park
Highlights from your plan
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Safaris

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