30 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

30 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Tissamaharama
— 3 nights
2
Ella
— 3 nights
3
Nuwara Eliya
— 5 nights
4
Galle
— 5 nights
5
Kandy
— 5 nights
6
Dambulla
— 2 nights
7
Colombo
— 5 nights

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kalametiya (Kalametiya Beach & Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching), Yala National Park (in Yala National Park) and Udawalawe National Park (in Udawalawe National Park). There's more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kataragama Temple.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tissamaharama trip planning tool.

Alexandria, Egypt to Tissamaharama is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Alexandria to Tissamaharama. Traveling from Alexandria in April, expect Tissamaharama to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kalametiya, Yala National Park, Kataragama Temple, Udawalawe National Park
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Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching ©
Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching
Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Safaris

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Badulla (Bogoda Wooden Bridge & Muthiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Demodara Loop.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ella day trip website.

Drive from Tissamaharama to Ella in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Take a break from Nuwara Eliya with a short trip to Ramboda Waterfall in Pussellawa, about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Horton Plains National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Gregory Lake, get to know the fascinating history of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country, and deepen your understanding of the past and present with Saga Travels & Tours Nuwara Eliya.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nuwara Eliya day trip planner.

Getting from Ella to Nuwara Eliya by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Ramboda Waterfall
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Hakgala Botanic Gardens ©
Hakgala Botanic Gardens
Ramboda Waterfall ©
Ramboda Waterfall

5
nights
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: Hikkaduwa (Hikkaduwa Beach & Community Tsunami Museum), Bentota Beach (in Bentota) and Mirissa (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Mirissa Beach). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and stroll through Mihiripenna Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Galle travel route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Nuwara Eliya to Galle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April in Galle, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa, Mirissa, Bentota Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pinnawala (Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium & Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage) and Millennium Elephant Foundation (in Kegalle). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawattekele Sanctuary.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kandy vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Galle to Kandy by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Pinnawala, Royal Botanical Gardens, Millennium Elephant Foundation
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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

2
nights
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dambulla online route planner.

You can drive from Kandy to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Dambulla

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Minneriya National Park, Pidurangala Rock
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

5
nights
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Colombo: Negombo (DIANA Souvenirs & Negombo Beach). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, don't miss a visit to Independence Square, take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Colombo attractions planner.

Do a combination of taxi and train from Dambulla to Colombo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. April in Colombo sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Negombo
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Walking tours
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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