28 days in Sri Lanka & Mumbai Itinerary

28 days in Sri Lanka & Mumbai Itinerary

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1
Mumbai, India
— 2 nights
2
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
3
Dambulla, Sri Lanka
— 4 nights
4
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
5
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
6
Pinnawala, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
7
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
8
Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
9
Jaffna, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
10
Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
11
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
12
Bentota, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
13
Galle, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
14
Mirissa, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
15
Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
16
Ella, 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, make a trip to Marine Drive, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mumbai driving holiday planning app.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Mumbai

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

2
nights
Colombo, Sri Lanka

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities, thenstroll around Galle Face Green, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple. On your second day here, make a trip to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Colombo tour itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Mumbai to Colombo in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Colombo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Food Tours
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Safaris

4
nights
Dambulla, Sri Lanka

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 Matale (Aakarsha Gem House & Euphoria Spice and Herbal), Habarana (Fernando Adventure Safaries & Dhilip De Alwis) and Avukana Buddha Statue (in Kekirawa). There's still lots to do: stroll through Golden Temple of Dambulla, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dambulla Royal Cave Temple, browse the exhibits of Arankelle Ancient Monastery, and don't miss a visit to Dambulla Cave Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dambulla trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Colombo to Dambulla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Habarana, Matale, Arankelle Ancient Monastery, Avukana Buddha Statue, Ridi Viharaya
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Avukana Buddha Statue ©
Avukana Buddha Statue
Dambulla Cave Temple ©
Dambulla Cave Temple

1
night
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya, thendon't miss a visit to Mihintale, and then don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Anuradhapura trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Dambulla to Anuradhapura by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Mihintale ©
Mihintale
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba

2
nights
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 8th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Sinhagiri, thenbrowse the exhibits of Pethikada, and then explore the ancient world of Sigiriya. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sigiriya trip planner.

Getting from Anuradhapura to Sigiriya by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Pinnawala.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Minneriya National Park
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

1
night
Pinnawala, Sri Lanka

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Freedom Project.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Pinnawala day trip app.

You can drive from Sigiriya to Pinnawala in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Elephant Freedom Project
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Elephant Freedom Project ©
Elephant Freedom Project

2
nights
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 11th (Mon): browse the collection at Buddhist Publication Society, see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, thenlook for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Hindagala Temple, stroll through Royal Botanical Gardens, and then take a memorable excursion with RB Tours Srilanka.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kandy trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Pinnawala to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kalpitiya.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Peradeniya
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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

1
night
Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka

On the 13th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kudawa Beach.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kalpitiya journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Kalpitiya takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jaffna.

Things to do in Kalpitiya

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Jaffna ©
A center of Tamil culture, the city of Jaffna remains in the process of rebuilding after suffering greatly during the civil war.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kadurugoda Buddhist Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Nallur Kovil, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Maruthanamadam Anjaneyar Temple, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kayts Causeway.

Planning Jaffna trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Kalpitiya to Jaffna in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Polonnaruwa.

Things to do in Jaffna

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Nallur Kovil ©
Nallur Kovil
Kayts Causeway ©
Kayts Causeway
Kadurugoda Buddhist Temple ©
Kadurugoda Buddhist Temple

1
night
Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

Polonnaruwa ©
Lying 216 km (134 mi) from Colombo, Polonnaruwa offers a rich history second in Sri Lanka only to Arunadhapura.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Polonnaruwa, appreciate the history behind Gal Vihara, thenexplore the ancient world of Polonnaruwa Vatadage, and finally don't miss a visit to Thuparama.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Polonnaruwa road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Jaffna to Polonnaruwa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:
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Polonnaruwa ©
Polonnaruwa
Gal Vihara ©
Gal Vihara
Polonnaruwa Vatadage ©
Polonnaruwa Vatadage

1
night
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koneswaram Temple.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Trincomalee trip planner.

Traveling by car from Polonnaruwa to Trincomalee takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Nilaveli Beach
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 16:
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Koneswaram Temple ©
Koneswaram Temple
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple ©
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple

1
night
Bentota, Sri Lanka

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
On the 17th (Sun), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bentota tour planner.

You can drive from Trincomalee to Bentota in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Bentota are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Galle, Sri Lanka

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galle: Tsunami Photo Museum (in Telwatta) and Hikkaduwa (Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa & Hikkaduwa Beach). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, look for gifts at Made In Ceylon, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Galle driving holiday planner.

Drive from Bentota to Galle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January in Galle, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mirissa.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa, Tsunami Photo Museum
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach

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nights
Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 21st (Thu), fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, and then make a trip to Parrot Rock Bridge. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Coconut Tree Hill, experience rural life at Nandana Tea Factory, thenlook for gifts at Dress Palace, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mirissa day trip site.

Drive from Galle to Mirissa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Mirissa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Nandana Tea Factory
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Nandana Tea Factory ©
Nandana Tea Factory
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Spas

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yala National Park day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Mirissa to Yala National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January, daily temperatures in Yala National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Nature Parks
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Highlights from your plan
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 24th (Sun): look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, thensnap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ella trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Yala National Park to Ella takes 2 hours. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:
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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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