31 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

31 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Brno
+2
Train + Shuttle + Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Colombo
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Unawatuna
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
3
Ella
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Arugam Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Yala National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
6
Sigiriya
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
7
Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h
8
Kandy
— 5 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Train:  18 h 15 min
End: Brno

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colombo: Negombo (Negombo Beach & DIANA Souvenirs) and Get Go Sri Lanka Airport Transfer Sri Lanka (in Katunayake). Spend the 6th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, don't miss a visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, walk around Diyasaru Park, and browse the exhibits of Ganeshism Studio Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Colombo attractions planner.

Brno, Czech Republic to Colombo is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to India Standard Time is 4.5 hours. Traveling from Brno in June, you will find days in Colombo are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are warmer (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a train to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Negombo, Diyasaru Park
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Food Tours
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nandana Tea Factory (in Akuressa), Bentota Beach (in Bentota) and Hikkaduwa (Community Tsunami Museum & Hikkaduwa Beach). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Unawatuna trip itinerary builder app.

Take a train from Colombo to Unawatuna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Nandana Tea Factory, Galle Fort, Bentota Beach
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tissamaharama (Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara & Safaris), Dhowa Rock Temple (in Bandarawela) and Horton Plains National Park (in Nuwara Eliya). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya, trek along Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ella holiday planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Unawatuna to Ella in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tissamaharama, Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya, Dhowa Rock Temple, Horton Plains National Park, Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

3
nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay is known for adventure, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, make a trip to Muhudu Maha Vihara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudumbigala Monastery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Arugam Bay.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Arugam Bay driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Ella to Arugam Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping
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Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka ©
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka
Spas

2
nights
Yala National Park

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.
On the 19th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiri Vehera and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yala National Park tour itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from Arugam Bay to Yala National Park with the Route module. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Kiri Vehera
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Kiri Vehera ©
Kiri Vehera
Safaris

3
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.
Explore Sigiriya's surroundings by going to Golden Temple of Dambulla (in Dambulla) and Polonnaruwa (Gal Vihara & Polonnaruwa). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park, don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, and take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Sigiriya online travel route planner.

Getting from Yala National Park to Sigiriya by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Polonnaruwa, Minneriya National Park, Golden Temple of Dambulla
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

2
nights
Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park ©
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
On the 24th (Thu), stroll through Elephant Transit Home (ETH) and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawa National Park Safari.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Udawalawe National Park online tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Sigiriya to Udawalawe National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Udawalawe National Park are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:
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Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)
Udawalawa National Park Safari ©
Udawalawa National Park Safari

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 Bluefield Tea Gardens (in Nuwara Eliya), Kegalle (Pinnawala Jumbos & Elephant Freedom Project) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, see the interesting displays at Kandy Brasswear Village, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, and appreciate the history behind Buddha Statue.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip site.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Udawalawe National Park to Kandy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kegalle, Peradeniya, Buddha Statue, Bluefield Tea Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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