25 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

25 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Galle
— 3 nights
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Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
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Yala National Park
— 2 nights
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Arugam Bay
— 3 nights
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Ella
— 4 nights
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Dambulla
— 3 nights
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Anuradhapura
— 4 nights
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Kandy
— 4 nights

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Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galle: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mirissa), Nandana Tea Factory (in Akuressa) and Tsunami Photo Museum (in Telwatta). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, view the masterpieces at Saffron Robes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Unawatuna Devol Devalaya, and look for gifts at Warm Boutique.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Galle online vacation builder.

Colombo to Galle is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Galle Fort
4.4
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Art Gallery
Tsunami Photo Museum
4.6

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Udawalawe National Park vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Galle to Udawalawe National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Kirinda Viharaya, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yala National Park holiday maker app.

You can drive from Udawalawe National Park to Yala National Park in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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National Park
Yala National Park
2.7
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Safari
Safaris
4.7

3
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Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay is known for adventure, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Rice & Carry Bags Shop, head outdoors with Whisky Point, Sri Lanka, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudumbigala Monastery.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Arugam Bay travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Yala National Park to Arugam Bay takes 3 hours. July in Arugam Bay sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature
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Water Body
Arugam Bay
4.0
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Spa
Spas
4.4
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Outdoor Activity
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka
4.5

4
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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 Ella's surroundings by going to Lipton’s Seat (in Haputale) and Horton Plains National Park (in Nuwara Eliya). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ella itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Arugam Bay to Ella in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Ella, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:
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Geologic Formation
Ella Rock
4.8

3
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Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Explore Dambulla's surroundings by going to Avukana Buddha Statue (in Kekirawa) and Pidurangala Rock (in Sigiriya). Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, view the masterpieces at Pethikada, explore the ancient world of Sigiriya Fortress, and make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dambulla online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ella to Dambulla takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Dambulla

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:
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Must see
Sigiriya Fortress
4.6
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Landmark
Pidurangala Rock
4.8

4
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.
Anuradhapura is known for historic sites, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mihintale, make a trip to Isurumuniya Temple, explore the activities along Kalu Diya Pokuna Natural Black Water Pond, and take an unorthodox tour of Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate).

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Anuradhapura online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Dambulla to Anuradhapura takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Religious Site
Mihintale
4.8
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Architectural Building
Ruwanwelisaya
4.6
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Nature / Park
Wilpattu National Park
3.8

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Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kandy: Elephant Freedom Project (in Kegalle) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, make a trip to Galmaduwa temple kandy, and look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip planner.

Getting from Anuradhapura to Kandy by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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