25 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

25 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka sightseeing planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

25 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Negombo
1
Negombo
— 15 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  2 h
2
Kandy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Ella
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
End: Negombo

15
nights
Negombo

Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Negombo Beach and Mount Lavinia Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Negombo: Colombo (Independence Square, St. Mary's Church, & more), Kaduwela Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery (in Kaduwela) and Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia (Sri Vishnu Kovil, National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka, & more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Muthurajawela Marsh, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Angurukaramulla Temple.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Negombo tour planner.

If you are flying in from Poland, the closest major airports are Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport and Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport. January in Negombo sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Negombo

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Colombo, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Ragama, Chilaw, Kaduwela Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, engage your brain at Natural Gems and Gemmological Museum, and then stroll through Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kandy trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Negombo to Kandy takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Euphoria Spice and Herbal, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Natural Gems and Gemmological Museum ©
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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, admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden, and savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ella travel planner .

Traveling by car from Kandy to Ella takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Spas
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

3
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery, then kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Unawatuna Devol Devalaya.

To plan Unawatuna vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ella to Unawatuna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Unawatuna sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Galle Fort, Hikkaduwa Beach, Mirissa Beach
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach

Similar Plans

29 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Negombo BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS January, culture, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Negombo BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA December, romantic, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Negombo BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Kandy, Galle District & Negombo BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
See more plans