30 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

30 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Galle
— 4 nights
2
Anuradhapura
— 4 nights
3
Dambulla
— 3 nights
4
Tissamaharama
— 3 nights
5
Ella
— 4 nights
6
Arugam Bay
— 3 nights
7
Kandy
— 4 nights
8
Colombo
— 4 nights

4
nights
Galle

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Explore Galle's surroundings by going to Hikkaduwa (Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, Community Tsunami Museum, &more), Mirissa (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Parrot Rock Bridge, &more) and Tsunami Photo Museum (in Telwatta). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, relax in the rural setting at Nandana Tea Factory, make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, and pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Galle trip maker tool.

Bengaluru, India to Galle is an approximately 7-hour flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bengaluru in June since evenings lows in Galle dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Galle

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Mirissa, Unawatuna, Nandana Tea Factory, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sinharaja Forest Reserve ©
Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Safaris

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.
Step out of Anuradhapura to go to Mannar and see Thanthirimale Rajamaha Viharaya, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Wilpattu National Park, see human ingenuity at work at Tissa Wewa, get outside with Eth Pokuna, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mihintale.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Anuradhapura trip planner.

Getting from Galle to Anuradhapura by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Thanthirimale Rajamaha Viharaya
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Mihintale ©
Mihintale
Wilpattu National Park ©
Wilpattu National Park
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya

3
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.
Explore Dambulla's surroundings by going to Hurulu Eco Park (in Habarana), Polonnaruwa (Sandakada Pahana, Polonnaruwa Vatadage, &more) and Pidurangala Rock (in Sigiriya). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park, don't miss a visit to Dambulla Cave Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ederagala Wana Senasuna.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dambulla attractions tool.

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Dambulla in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Habarana, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Minneriya National Park
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis
Hurulu Eco Park ©
Hurulu Eco Park

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tissamaharama: Turtle Conservation Project Turtle Watch (in Rekawa), Hambantota (Magampura Ruhunu Heritage Museum, Walawe River Safari, &more) and Kataragama (Sella Kataragama Temple, Kataragama Temple, &more). The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Off-Road Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara, and don't miss a visit to Kirinda Viharaya.

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Getting from Dambulla to Tissamaharama by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Hambantota, Kataragama, Turtle Conservation Project Turtle Watch, Bundala National Park, Kirinda Viharaya
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Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Safaris
Turtle Conservation Project Turtle Watch ©
Turtle Conservation Project Turtle Watch

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ella: Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail (in Ohiya), Nuwara Eliya (Horton Plains National Park, Swarnagiri Maha Viharaya, &more) and Castlereagh Reservoir (in Hatton). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, and make a trip to Demodara Loop.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ella trip planning app.

You can drive from Tissamaharama to Ella in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya, Mahamevnawa Monastery, Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail, Castlereagh Reservoir
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden

3
nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Arugam Bay: Kumana National Park (in Ampara) and Kumana National Park (in Hambantota).

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Arugam Bay trip planner.

Drive from Ella to Arugam Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ampara, Kumana National Park
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Kumana National Park ©
Kumana National Park
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka ©
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka
Spas

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kandy: Dawson Tower (in Kadugannawa), Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Kegalle (Elephant Freedom Project & Millennium Elephant Foundation). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, tee off at RB Tours Srilanka, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Knuckles Forest Reserve.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Arugam Bay to Kandy takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Peradeniya, Kegalle, Pinnawala Ape Gama, Dawson Tower, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Colombo side-trips: Negombo (Muthurajawela Marsh, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, &more), Bentota (Bentota Beach & Sea Turtle Protection Association) and Diyasaru Park (in Sri Jayawardenepura). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and appreciate the history behind Independence Memorial Hall.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Colombo sightseeing planning site.

Do a combination of train and taxi from Kandy to Colombo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Colombo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Negombo, Bentota, Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Vishnu Kovil
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Walking tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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