29 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

29 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Unawatuna
— 4 nights
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Ella
— 5 nights
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Tissamaharama
— 4 nights
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Sigiriya
— 3 nights
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Colombo
— 5 nights
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Kandy
— 6 nights

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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.
Explore Unawatuna's surroundings by going to Bentota Beach (in Bentota), Sea Turtle Hatchery (in Ambalangoda) and Hikkaduwa (Hikkaduwa Beach & Community Tsunami Museum). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, stop by Made In Ceylon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirissa Beach, and make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Unawatuna trip planner.

London, UK to Unawatuna is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 5.5 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Unawatuna at 37°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.6
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World heritage site
Galle Fort
4.4
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Beach
Jungle Beach
3.4

5
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ella: Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail (in Ohiya), Nuwara Eliya (Horton Plains National Park, Franciscan Sister's Jam Room, &more) and Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya (in Wellawaya). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, and make a trip to Nine Arches Bridge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ella trip planner.

You can drive from Unawatuna to Ella in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Geologic Formation
Ella Rock
4.8

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Tissamaharama

Tissamaharama ©
Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
Explore Tissamaharama's surroundings by going to Yala National Park (in Yala National Park), Udawalawe National Park (in Udawalawe National Park) and Kiri Vehera (in Kataragama). And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the activities along Tissa Wewa, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tissamaharama holiday planner.

You can drive from Ella to Tissamaharama in 2 hours. February in Tissamaharama sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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National Park
Yala National Park
2.7
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Safari
Safaris
4.7
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.6

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nights
Sigiriya

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sigiriya side-trips: Dambulla (Golden Temple of Dambulla & Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs), Habarana (Safaris & Off-Road Tours) and Polonnaruwa (in Polonnaruwa). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Sigiriya Fortress, make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, and browse the exhibits of Pethikada.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sigiriya holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Tissamaharama to Sigiriya takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Must see
Sigiriya Fortress
4.6
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Landmark
Pidurangala Rock
4.8

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Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Explore Colombo's surroundings by going to Negombo (Off-Road Tours, Fishing Charters & Tours, &more) and Paramadharmawardhanaramaya (in Boralesgamuwa). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Colombo trip planner.

Drive from Sigiriya to Colombo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Colombo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

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Food Tour
Food Tours
4.8
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Safari
Safaris
4.8

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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: Bambaragala Viharaya (in Teldeniya), Dawson Tower (in Kadugannawa) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, get outside with Outdoor Activities, do sightseeing your way with RB Tours Srilanka, and stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kandy tour planning app.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Colombo to Kandy in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Water Body
Kandy Lake
3.9

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