15 days in Mumbai & Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Mumbai & Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Mumbai, India
— 2 nights
2
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
3
Galle, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
4
Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
5
Ella, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
6
Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
7
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
8
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights

2
nights
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak.

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If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Museums Shopping
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

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night
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, stop by Lakarcade, thenstroll around Galle Face Green, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Christ The Living Saviour.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Colombo trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Mumbai to Colombo in 5.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Galle.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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Galle, Sri Lanka

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, thenenjoy some diversion at Sithma Gems & Jewellery, and then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenexperience rural life at Nandana Tea Factory, and finally look for gifts at Made In Ceylon.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Galle day trip app.

You can drive from Colombo to Galle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Nandana Tea Factory, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery
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Nandana Tea Factory ©
Nandana Tea Factory
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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night
Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yala National Park trip planner.

Getting from Galle to Yala National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Yala National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks Nature
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park

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Ella, Sri Lanka

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, learn the tricks of the trade with Honey Bee Garden, thentake in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and finally snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge. Keep things going the next day: savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ella online attractions planner.

You can drive from Yala National Park to Ella in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
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Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge

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Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Arugam Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Muhudu Maha Vihara, thensteep yourself in history at Sangamankandy Pilliyar Kovil, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudumbigala Monastery. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the activities along Arugam Bay, thenenjoy the sea views from Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pottuvil Lagoon.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Arugam Bay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ella to Arugam Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Pottuvil Lagoon ©
Pottuvil Lagoon
Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay

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Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Galmaduwa temple kandy, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Knuckles Forest Reserve, thendon't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawattekele Sanctuary, thenadmire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, and then don't miss a visit to Kandy view point.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kandy online route planner.

Getting from Arugam Bay to Kandy by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Knuckles Forest Reserve, Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, and finally don't miss a visit to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): make a trip to Sigiriya.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya road trip planning app.

Getting from Kandy to Sigiriya by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dambulla
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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