22 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

22 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Stockholm
Fly + Drive:  26 h
1
Mirissa
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Ella
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Arugam Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Ampara
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Trincomalee
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Colombo
— 2 nights
End: Colombo

3
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Mirissa is known for wildlife, beaches, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by LAZY.RIDE, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mirissa holiday planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Mirissa is an approximately 21- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Stockholm to Mirissa. In May, Mirissa is much warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Ella.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
LAZY.RIDE ©
LAZY.RIDE

3
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.
Ella is known for nature, spas, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, and admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ella trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mirissa to Ella takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Ella are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge

3
nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay is known for adventure, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Whisky Point, Sri Lanka, make a trip to Magul Maha Viharaya, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pottuvil Lagoon.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Arugam Bay road trip tool.

You can drive from Ella to Arugam Bay in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ampara.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Magul Maha Viharaya
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
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Whisky Point, Sri Lanka ©
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka
Pottuvil Lagoon ©
Pottuvil Lagoon
Magul Maha Viharaya ©
Magul Maha Viharaya

2
nights
Ampara

Ampara ©
Ampara is the main town of Ampara District, governed by an Urban Council. On the next day, make a trip to Buddhangala Temple and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gal Oya National Park - The Crossing.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ampara tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Arugam Bay to Ampara in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Ampara

Nature Parks
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:
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Gal Oya National Park - The Crossing ©
Gal Oya National Park - The Crossing
Buddhangala Temple ©
Buddhangala Temple

5
nights
Trincomalee

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.
Trincomalee is known for historic sites, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Nilaveli Beach, witness a stunning natural landmark at Kanniya Hot Springs, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marble Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koneswaram Temple.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Trincomalee trip planner.

Drive from Ampara to Trincomalee in 4.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Mon) before leaving for Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nilaveli Beach
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Koneswaram Temple ©
Koneswaram Temple
Fort Frederick ©
Fort Frederick

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isurumuniya Temple, then delve into the distant past at Moonstone or Sandakada pahana, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mihintale. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, then admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Anuradhapura trip builder site.

You can drive from Trincomalee to Anuradhapura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Colombo.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:
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Mihintale ©
Mihintale
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

2
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Colombo side-trips: Bentota (Sea Turtle Protection Association & Bentota Beach) and Masjid ul Abrar (in Beruwala). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Salie's Fine Jewelry & Gem Stones, pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall, take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, and view the masterpieces at Ganeshism Studio Gallery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Colombo itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Anuradhapura to Colombo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Colombo are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bentota, Masjid ul Abrar
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Independence Memorial Hall ©
Independence Memorial Hall
Ganeshism Studio Gallery ©
Ganeshism Studio Gallery

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