60 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

60 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Anuradhapura
— 6 nights
2
Jaffna
— 6 nights
3
Trincomalee
— 7 nights
4
Habarana
— 7 nights
5
Kandy
— 10 nights
6
Galle
— 11 nights
7
Rekawa
— 10 nights

6
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna) and Kalu Diya Pokuna Natural Black Water Pond. Explore hidden gems such as Isurumuniya Temple and Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, get outside with Eth Pokuna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagoba of Thuparama, and admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Anuradhapura visit planning site.

London, UK to Anuradhapura is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5.5 hours traveling from London to Anuradhapura due to the time zone difference. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Jaffna.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba
Abhayagiri Dagaba ©
Abhayagiri Dagaba

6
nights
Jaffna

Jaffna ©
A center of Tamil culture, the city of Jaffna remains in the process of rebuilding after suffering greatly during the civil war.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Casuarina Beach and Kovalam Beach. You'll explore and learn at Jaffna Archaeological Museum and Jaffna Art Gallery - Kalaithuthu Kala Mutram. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nallur Kovil, contemplate the long history of Jaffna Fort, delve into the distant past at Kantharodai Viharaya, and hike along Kayts Causeway.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Jaffna day trip planner.

Drive from Anuradhapura to Jaffna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Jaffna

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nallur Kovil ©
Nallur Kovil
Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil ©
Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil
Nagadipa Purana Vihara ©
Nagadipa Purana Vihara

7
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Trincomalee War Cemetery and Seruwila Mangala Raja Maha Vihara. Get in touch with nature at Nilaveli Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Trincomalee: Pigeon Island National Park (in Nilaveli) and Kantale Lake (in Kantale). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, kick back and relax at Marble Beach, stroll through Arisimale Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Cathedral.

Before you visit Trincomalee, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Jaffna to Trincomalee by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Habarana.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nilaveli, Girihadu Seya, Kantale Lake
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Trincomalee War Cemetery ©
Trincomalee War Cemetery

7
nights
Habarana

Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Temple of Dambulla and Sathmahal Prasada. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sigiriya Museum and Pethikada. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Habarana: Sigiriya (Lanka Silks & kaludiya Pokuna), Ritigala Forest Monastery (in Anuradhapura) and Karu Arts & Crafts (in Naula). Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park. Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Kaudulla National Park. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis, and explore the striking landscape of Fernando Adventure Safaries.

Start your trip to Habarana by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Trincomalee to Habarana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Habarana

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Ritigala Forest Monastery, Minneriya National Park
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Lankathilaka Image House ©
Lankathilaka Image House

10
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.
Get outdoors at Elephant Freedom Project and Royal Botanical Gardens. Explore hidden gems such as Kandy War Cemetery and Ceylon Tea Museum. Explore Kandy's surroundings by going to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Hikkaduwa) and Nuwara Eliya (Mackwoods Tea Centre & Saga Travels & Tours Nuwara Eliya). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum, get engrossed in the history at Raja Museum, and look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kandy day trip website.

You can drive from Habarana to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Kegalle, Nuwara Eliya, Royal Botanical Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Knuckles Mountain Range
Highlights from your plan
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery
Elephant Freedom Project ©
Elephant Freedom Project
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery

11
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Jungle Beach and Bentota Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Tsunami Photo Museum and Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Sea Turtle Protection Association (in Bentota), Kosgoda (Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project & Kosgoda Turtle Care) and Hikkaduwa (Galle Gem Exchange & Community Tsunami Museum). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Orchid House, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Galle online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Kandy to Galle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Galle can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Rekawa.

Things to do in Galle

Shopping Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Mirissa, Kosgoda, Hikkaduwa, Bentota
Highlights from your plan
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

10
nights
Rekawa

Rekawa ©
A small town with a laidback vibe squeezed between the ocean and the shores of a rich lagoon surrounded by mangroves, Rekawa draws visitors throughout the year with a pioneering turtle conservation project, the most notable tourist attraction in Rekawa.
Get outdoors at Udawalawe National Park and Bundala National Park. Dondra Head Lighthouse and Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara will appeal to history buffs. Explore Rekawa's surroundings by going to Safaris (in Tissamaharama), Elephant Transit Home (ETH) (in Udawalawe National Park) and Agro Technology Park (in Hambantota). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawalawe Trails, kick back and relax at Pallikkudawa Fanda Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Indika Art Gallery, and explore the activities along Tangalle Lagoon.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Rekawa trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Galle to Rekawa in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Rekawa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rekawa

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Tangalle, Kalametiya, Udawalawe National Park, Kahandamodara Beach, Dondra Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Udawalawe Trails ©
Udawalawe Trails
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa)

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